In Pictures: Britons take to the rivers to bask in the summer sun

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A family use a unicorn-themed pedalo on the River Avon in Warwick (Jacob King/PA) (PA Wire)
A family use a unicorn-themed pedalo on the River Avon in Warwick (Jacob King/PA) (PA Wire)

Boats were much in demand as Britons availed themselves of the chance to take to the water amid hot weather.

With a heatwave forecast, rowing boats on the River Nidd in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, were a popular choice, with paddle boarders also venturing out.

People in a rowing boat enjoy the hot weather on the River Nidd in Knaresborough (Danny Lawson/PA) (PA Wire)
People in a rowing boat enjoy the hot weather on the River Nidd in Knaresborough (Danny Lawson/PA) (PA Wire)
A young girl enjoys the hot weather in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire (Danny Lawson/PA) (PA Wire)
A young girl enjoys the hot weather in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire (Danny Lawson/PA) (PA Wire)
A paddle boarder takes to the River Nidd (Danny Lawson/PA) (PA Wire)
A paddle boarder takes to the River Nidd (Danny Lawson/PA) (PA Wire)
People enjoy the hot weather in a rowing boat underneath the Knaresborough Viaduct on the River Nidd (Danny Lawson/PA) (PA Wire)
People enjoy the hot weather in a rowing boat underneath the Knaresborough Viaduct on the River Nidd (Danny Lawson/PA) (PA Wire)

The River Avon was also a busy spot for those looking to take advantage of the good weather.

Shakespeare’s town was a midsummer dream as people admired the swans, took to boats or enjoyed the historic surroundings.

Boats were in demand in Stratford-upon-Avon (Jacob King/PA) (PA Wire)
Boats were in demand in Stratford-upon-Avon (Jacob King/PA) (PA Wire)
People enjoy a boat trip along the River Avon (Jacob King/PA) (PA Wire)
People enjoy a boat trip along the River Avon (Jacob King/PA) (PA Wire)
Swans proved a popular draw for those enjoying the weather (Jacob King/PA) (PA Wire)
Swans proved a popular draw for those enjoying the weather (Jacob King/PA) (PA Wire)
The warm temperatures drew plenty of people outside in Stratford-upon-Avon (Jacob King/PA) (PA Wire)
The warm temperatures drew plenty of people outside in Stratford-upon-Avon (Jacob King/PA) (PA Wire)

Elsewhere on the Avon, Warwick Castle was another impressive backdrop for those taking to the water.

Boats sail down the River Avon by Warwick Castle (Jacob King/PA) (PA Wire)
Boats sail down the River Avon by Warwick Castle (Jacob King/PA) (PA Wire)

And in North Yorkshire, Bolton Abbey was a picture amid the summer heat.

A man navigates the stepping stones at Bolton Abbey (Danny Lawson/PA) (PA Wire)
A man navigates the stepping stones at Bolton Abbey (Danny Lawson/PA) (PA Wire)
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