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River Dee

Description of River Dee: Runs from Almere Ferry to Point of Air, 33 miles in total. Tidal below Chester weir.

History of River Dee: Promoted by Acts of 1734, 1744 and 1791.
For more details see the History page.

Navigation Authority: : Chester City Council Dee, Grosvenor Park Lodge, Chester, CH1 1QQ: Telephone 01244 325681 : Email d.gorrell@chestercc.gov.uk : (Covers the river from above Chester Weir up to Almere Ferry.).

Website: http://www.chester.gov.uk/tourism_and_leisure/river_dee.aspx

Navigation Authority of River Dee : Environment Agency Recreation and Navigation, Region: North West Region, Richard Fairclough House, Knutsford Road, Warrington WA4 1HG: Telephone 01925 653999 : Fax 01925 415961 : (Covers the river from Chester Weir down to Point of Air.).

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River Dee: Table of distances

Miles

Locks

Navigable (N)

Grid ref

OS Map No

Almere Ferry

Upper limit of navigation

0

0

D

SJ405563

117

Pulford Brook

1.5

0

N

SJ409577

117

Ironbridge, Eaton Park and Hall

3.5

0

N

SJ417601

117

Crook of Dee

5

0

N

SJ423615

117

Eccleston Ferry

6

0

N

SJ415621

117

Chester Weir and Dee Bridge

Special Arrangements are needed to navigate through the gate in the weir at a suitable tide. Contact North West Water Authority, Wirral Water Supply Unit, 69 Allport Road, Bromborough, Wirral. Tel 051 608 8521.

10

0

D

SJ406657

117

Railway Bridge

Chester to Wrexham line

11

0

N

SJ396658

117

Crane Wharf Junction

Dee Branch of the Shropshire Union Canal junction

11.4

0

N

SJ397665

117

Saltney Bridge

13.5

0

N

SJ369658

117

Sandycroft

15.6

0

N

SJ337676

117

Queensferry Bridge

16.9

0

N

SJ321686

117

Railway Bridge

17.6

0

N

SJ310693

117

Connah's Quay

18.8

0

N

SJ294699

117

Point of Air

33

0

N

0

NOTE: N and U in the Navigable column above indicates that the node is navigable or unnavigable. If a D appears here it means that navigation is difficult or restricted to smaller craft.

 

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