- Jan 7, 2011
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- North Yorkshire.
On rivers moving course there is Victorian case law on this .My head will hurt if I read the whole chapter of my old text book in its brain crushing detail but the starting point is that in the case of a slow , imperceptible change over the years the rights 'move' with the river but in the case of a sudden change of course they don't - you lose it .
I'm not a member of that particular stretch near Ripon, so walking it is out of the question. I did see some belting photos of the immediate aftermath. Would you happen to know whether the landowners have re-routed the river back into its original course?