Paddle your own canoe

Kingfisher canoe trails new business left to right Anya Webb, Chanda Webb, Pete Carter''www.fenlandcitizen.co.uk/buyaphoto

Kingfisher canoe trails new business left to right Anya Webb, Chanda Webb, Pete Carter''www.fenlandcitizen.co.uk/buyaphoto

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SINGLE mum Chanda Webb has quite literally splashed into a new venture which she hopes will make waves in the area’s tourism industry.

Chanda is hoping her newly launched Kingfisher Canoe Trails will be a hit with tourists and locals alike who are keen to get a new perspective on the area’s landscape.

She officially launched her new venture at the Crown Lodge Hotel in Outwell on Saturday.

Chanda, who currently works at Sky Lark garden centre in Wimblington, explained she needed to come up with a new flexible way to earn a living so she could have time to care for her disabled daughter Anya.

“Anya will be leaving Meadowgate School in the next couple of years and it suddenly dawned on me that I would have to be around to look after her as she needs 24 hour care.

“I obviously have to make a living to pay my bills and I came up with the idea of Kingfisher Canoe Trails.

“Anya loves canoeing and so it is something she would be able to help me with. There is nothing like this in the area and I’m hoping that people will take the plunge and support us,” said Chanda.

The Canadian canoes can take up to three people and can be hired at £10 per hour per canoe for a minimum of four hours.

Occupants must include at least one over 18-year-old and unfortunately the minimum age is five.

Canoes must be pre-booked by calling 01945-773306 or 07928-151729.

They are launched from Marmont Priory Lock on the Downham Road just outside Upwell.