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River Arun

Description of River Arun: Runs from Pallingham to Littlehampton where it joins the English Channel.

History of River Arun: Promoted as a navigation under Acts of 1732 and 1793, also Acts of 1785 and 1821. River opened for navigation between Houghton Bridge and Newbridge in 1790. This was a unique river navigation in that it had a tunnel (Hardham), 375 yards long on the ½ mile Coldwaltham Cut.This was south of Pulborough and consisted of a stop lock, Hardham Tunnel and Coldwaltham lock. The cut was built to avoid a long loop in the river.
For more details see the History page.

Points of Interest of River Arun: Passes Arundel, with its castle prominent. There is a Wildfowl Trust Centre just north of Arundel.

Subordinate Waterways of River Arun

Navigation Authority of River Arun : Environment Agency Recreation and Navigation, Region: Southern Region, Guildbourne House, Chatsworth Road, Worthing, West Sussex BN11 1LD: Telephone 01903 832000 : Fax 01903 821832 : (Covering the river above Arundel Bridge.).

Navigation Authority: : Littlehampton Harbour Board, Pier Rd, Littlehampton, West Sussex BN17 5LR : Telephone 01903 721215 : Fax 01903 739472 : Email harbour@littlehampton.org.uk : (Covering the river below Arundel Bridge.).

Website: http://www.littlehampton.org.uk/

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River Arun: Table of distances

Miles

Locks

Navigable (N)

Grid ref

OS Map No

Pallingham Lock

Derelict

0

0

U

0

Stopham Bridge

Inn

2.3

0

N

0

Junction with River Rother (Western)

2.5

0

N

0

Water's Edge Inn

Moorings

3.4

0

N

0

Pulborough Bridge

Also known as Swan Bridge

3.5

0

N

0

Greatham

5.8

0

N

0

Coldwaltham Bridge

6.6

0

N

0

Old Arun Canal Junction

Derelict

7.4

0

N

TQ023155

997

Bury Wharf

8.9

0

N

TQ017129

997

Houghton Bridge

For Amberley Station

10

0

N

TQ025118

997

South Stoke

13.3

0

N

TQ028098

997

Offham Bridge

16.8

0

N

0

Black Rabbit Inn

17.8

0

N

TQ028071

997

Arundel Bridge

For Bridge House Inn

18.8

0

N

TQ019070

997

Railway Bridge

Chichester line

21.8

0

N

TQ005041

997

Portsmouth and Arundel Canal

Junction with the derelict canal

22.5

0

N

TQ005031

997

Littlehampton Bridge

A259 road bridge

24.4

0

N

TQ022021

997

Littlehampton Harbour Mouth

English Channel

25.5

0

N

TQ029008

997

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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