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No New Posts Little Ouse

The River Little Ouse is currently navigable from its confluence with the Great Ouse at Brandon Creek to Brandon Bridge. Brandon Lock, constructed in 1995 at just 45 feet in length prevents longer boats passing through to the town bridge. Smaller craft can continue another 3 km to Santon Downham where there are GOBA moorings. The river between Brandon and Thetford, once a main trade artery for the towns, was abandoned in the 1930s when the old staunches fell into disrepair. Fixed weirs erected by the Great Ouse River Authority in the 1960s now make navigation to Thetford impossible. Attempts to reinstate the navigation, supported by EAWA and Friends of the Little Ouse have so far been unsuccessful. In 2015, Thetford Town Council launched a new initiative to improve the river and eventually bring boats back to Thetford.

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No New Posts Aylsham Navigation

5 locks were needed over the 9 miles of the navigation at Coltishall, Buxton Mill, Oxnead Mill, Burgh-near-Aylsham and Aylsham.

3 3 A new DVD over the Aylsham Navigation
by bendall
Aug 4, 2012 11:10:47 GMT
No New Posts River Ancholme

The River Ancholme is a river in North Lincolnshire, England, and a tributary of the River Humber.
The peaceful River Ancholme runs straight as an arrow for 17 miles

1 2 river Ancholme
by bendall
Sept 28, 2010 16:53:33 GMT
No New Posts The Glen, and Bourne Eau

Bourne and Bourne Eau, and the Glen.

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No New Posts Chelmer & Blackwater Canal

A registered charity and voluntary group whose main focus is the Chelmer and Blackwater Navigation and its environs.

1 1 Chelmer & Blackwater Canal
by bendall
Jan 31, 2010 10:38:05 GMT
No New Posts River Gipping

The River Gipping Trust is preserving the historic heritage of the Ipswich and Stowmarket Navigation by restoring the structures that enabled navigation of the River Gipping from the docks in Ipswich to Stowmarket.

2 2 anything intended to clean up the Gipping?
by bendall
Feb 13, 2010 18:17:34 GMT
No New Posts THE GREAT OUSE.

By the beginning of the 1900s the River Great Ouse was effectively closed to navigation from St. Ives upstream to Bedford as the locks were inoperable. The Great Ouse Restoration Society, supported by EAWA, campaigned for re-opening of the navigation, finally succeeding in 1978 when the new lock at Castle Mills was opened. The Great Ouse navigation was once more open from Bedford to the sea.

2 2 River Highway - Great Ouse Restoration Film from the 1950s
by davidm
Mar 11, 2014 10:26:43 GMT
No New Posts River Lark

Rising south of Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, it flows through that town, Mildenhall and Prickwillow, and joins the Great Ouse south of Littleport in Cambridgeshire.

1 1 St.edmundsbury & ipswich
by bendall
Dec 3, 2010 19:42:25 GMT
No New Posts Norfolk and Suffolk Broads

Britain's largest protected wetland and third largest inland waterway,
with the status of a national park.

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No New Posts Middle Level

The Middle Level of the low-lying Fens comprises over 120 miles of drainage channels of which 100 miles are statutory navigations. These navigations form the only link between the main UK canal system and the Great Ouse and there are over 1000 boat passages through the link annually. As the UK's fourth largest navigation authority the Middle Level Commissioners do a fine job in maintaining the navigations even though there is no boat registration scheme and they receive no income from boaters. EAWA campaigns to re-open the southern route through the Middle Level via the Forty Foot River/Horseway Lock and Welches Dam Lock which is at present sealed by an Environment Agency cofferdam. See our Project Hereward topic.

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No New Posts Project Hereward - Welches Dam to Horseway

EAWA's successful Project Hereward, first launched in 1991, which has driven and facilitated many improvements to the Fenland Waterways, now has a brand new phase.
Through Project Hereward's New Dawn, EAWA, in partnership with Peterborough IWA, plans to restore navigation to the Forty Foot River between Horseway Lock and Welches Dam to create a Waterway for All.
The navigation has been unlawfully closed since 2006 by an Environment Agency cofferdam at Welches Dam Lock, the junction with the Old Bedford River.

1 2 Project Hereward - A New Dawn
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Oct 8, 2015 12:02:26 GMT
No New Posts River Nene

The River Nene is navigable from Northampton, where it links with the canal system, to the Wash - a total distance of 88 miles. There is also a link via Stanground Lock at Peterborough to the Middle Level navigations and onward to the Great Ouse system. The river is noted for its outstanding picturesque and tranquil scenery and with 39 locks and quickly changing flows is never dull for boating. There are a number of well-established boat clubs along the river, some providing moorings, which co-operate as the Association of Nene River Clubs (ANRC).

1 1 Welcome - ANRC
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Oct 24, 2014 16:47:11 GMT
No New Posts Sleaford Navigation

In all, a total of seven locks were built, of which five were used in order to bypass the water mills.

1 1 Sleaford Navigation Trust
by bendall
Jan 31, 2010 11:20:12 GMT
No New Posts The Stamford Canal

In the Sixteenth century the people of Stamford submitted a petition to the crown asking permission to improve the navigation of the river Welland between Stamford and Market Deeping by creating a new cut to bypass the watermills.

1 1 The Stamford Canal
by bendall
Feb 2, 2010 12:00:20 GMT
No New Posts River Stour Trust

Trust has restored Flatford and Dedham Locks, Flatford Barge Dock (in association with the National Trust), the Quay Basin, Gasworks Cut and The Granary at Quay Lane, Sudbury and rescued an original River Stour Lighter as well as organised regular working parties

1 1 River Stour
by bendall
Feb 2, 2010 11:28:26 GMT
No New Posts North Walsham & Dilham Canal Trust.

Waterway in the English county of Norfolk. It is accepted officially that this waterway is the only canal in Norfolk although it is the canalisation of the upper reaches of the River Ant. The North Walsham and Dilham Canal Trust, supported by EAWA, works to restore the waterway for all users and has made very significant progress in recent years.

3 13 New North Walsham and Dilham Canal Film
by davidm
Feb 7, 2014 16:53:10 GMT
No New Posts Witham Navigation Drains

Witham Navigation Drains

1 1 The Witham Navigable Drains
by bendall
Feb 2, 2010 10:57:39 GMT
No New Posts proposed & abandoned waterwavs

Proposed, never built!
Abandoned!
Not included in in another waterways heading!

3 3 Link from Bury st Edmunds
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Jan 24, 2010 16:01:22 GMT

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