Norfolk canal included in national boating challenge
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A restored Norfolk canal has been included in a national challenge for boat users.
Enthusiasts are set to navigate the upper section of the North Walsham and Dilham Canal in a bid to gain a new Inland Waterways Association (IWA) award.
The IWA, a charity which restores the country's 6,500 miles of canals and rivers, has included a one-mile section, from Ebridge Mill pond to Bacton Wood lock, in its Silver Propellor challenge, aimed at encouraging members to explore some of the country's lesser-known waterways.
The 19th-century canal is one of 20 destinations around the country suitable for portable craft - such as canoes, kayaks and paddleboards - which boat users must prove they have tackled in order to gain the medal.
Trust chairman Ivan Cane hopes the challenge will promote the canal beyond Norfolk.
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'The biggest reward for all our volunteers' work is to see boats using it,' he said.
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