Forty Foot Drain

Forty Foot Drain

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Further Information

Sixteen Foot River to Counter Wash Drain

The Forty Foot Drain in Cambridgeshire is an artificial drainage river in Cambridgeshire. Located in the Fens, in a relatively flat and exposed part of the country, it is 10 miles long. Stretching between Wells Bridge where it joins the river Nene and Welches Dam Sluice where it joins the Counter Wash Drain, the drain then becomes the Old Bedford River.