Pronounced ‘Nen’ or ‘Nin’ depending where you’re from, the River Nene is a large river in the Centre/East of England. From source to sea, the river measures around 100 miles, and is the 10th longest river in the UK. Rising in Northamptonshire and flowing North East to the Wash at…
The River Welland is a pretty, lowland river flowing through Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, Rutland and eventually Lincolnshire. This 65-mile river also flows through the towns of Stamford, Spalding and Market Harborough. It's a very picturesque place for a paddle, with much of the river hugged by lush green banks and hedgerows.…
The River Glen is a river located in Lincolnshire which runs from Ropsley, Lincolnshire, to the River Welland just below Spalding where it then flows into the Wash. The river is navigable for 11.5 miles, with the first 8.9 mile section from source to Guthram Gowt forming part of the…
The Forty Foot Drain in Cambridgeshire is an artificial drainage river in Cambridgeshire. It is also known as Vermuyden's Drain Located in the Fens, in a relatively flat and exposed part of the country, it is only 10 miles long. Stretching between Wells Bridge, where it joins the River Nene,…
The Black Sluice Navigation is an artificial drainage river in Lincolnshire also known as the South Forty-Foot Drain. The drain rises in the Lincolnshire Fens and is navigable for 19 miles. The word drain conjures up all sorts of images. You need not worry though, it's not a drain how…
The “King of all Ouse’s,” the River Great Ouse runs for a whopping 143 miles! Starting life near Syresham and flowing through East Anglia, the river passes through the historic market town of Kings Lynn before entering the Wash. It has been historically important for trade but post-industrial revolution has…
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