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Waterways of Northumberland

Navigable Rivers and Canals within Northumberland

Newcastle & Hexham Canal project

Waterway's place in Northumberland :

A proposed canal entirely within Northumberland.

Waterway Description:

A canal proposed in 1810 but never authorised or built.

For more details see the Waterway details page.

Newcastle - Carlisle - Maryport Canal schemes

Waterway's place in Northumberland :

These proposed canals were to go from Northumberland to Cumbria.

Waterway Description:

Various proposals for a coast to coast waterway that was never authorised or built.

History:

The propasals started in 1794 and were still being supported in 1810.

For more details see the Waterway details page.

River Tyne

Waterway's place in Northumberland :

The whole river is within Northumberland.

Waterway Description:

This 19 mile tidal river runs from Hedwin Streams to Tynemouth harbour

History:

An ancient tidal navigation not subject to any Act of Parliament to promote navigation.

For more details see the Waterway details page.

River Wansbeck

Waterway's place in Northumberland :

The river is entirely within Northumberland.

Waterway Description:

This new navigation in Northumberland consists of 3 miles of lake and river and includes one lock, two thirds of a mile from the sea

History:

New facilities provided by Wansbeck District Council

For more details see the Waterway details page.

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