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River Cam

Description of River Cam: Runs just over 14 miles, from Cambridge to the junction with the River Ouse at Popes Corner. There are also four navigable tributaries.

History of River Cam: Promoted by Acts of 1702 and 1813.
For more details see the History page.

Subordinate Waterways of River Cam

Navigation Authority: : Conservators of the River Cam, River Cam Conservancy Conservators House, Clayhithe, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB5 9JB : Telephone 01223 860484 :

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

Jesus Lock, Cambridge

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  • The Great Ouse & River Cam , Released in 2005, 1 hour 10 minutes Produced by VideoActive, A voyage from Denver to Bedford and up the Cam to Cambridge. Available on DVD. Order on video tape from Amazon . Order on DVD from Amazon

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  • The Conservators of the River Cam
  • The Fens Covers the fenland waterways from the Boston area to Cambridge.
  • Narrowboat Zinfandel Zinfandel is a 46-foot Sea Otter aluminium narrowboat, launched in 2003. Her home mooring is in Chesterton on the River Cam. She is available for hire by experienced boaters who will promise to treat her nicely.
  • Narrowboat Lucky Duck James and Amy are two recent graduates from Cambridge in History and Architecture who are in the process of realising a shared dream - to live afloat in a narrowboat on the River Cam.

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Lock Sizes and maximum craft dimensions of River Cam: Length 100 foot, beam 14 foot. NOTE: For more details of maximum lock and craft sizes and the basis of these figures see Craft and Lock Sizes Page

River Cam: Table of distances

Miles

Locks

Navigable (N)

Grid ref

OS Map No

Kings Mill, Cambridge

Cruisers should not go above Jesus Green Lock due to the volume of punt and rowed craft. Boat rollers at this point limit navigation.

0

0

U

TL445583

154

Jesus Green Lock

0.8

1

N

TL450593

154

Chesterton Ferry

2.5

1

N

TL472601

154

Fen Ditton

3.5

1

N

TL481604

154

Baitsbite Lock No 2

4.6

2

N

TL486620

154

Horningsea

5.3

2

N

TL492627

154

Clayhythe Bridge

Waterbeach village half a mile north-west.

6.6

2

N

TL501644

154

Bottisham Lock No 3

7.6

2

N

TL508657

154

Bottisham Lode (unnavigable tributary)

7.8

2

N

TL510658

154

Junction with Swaffham Lode

Junction with Swaffham Lode

9

2

N

TL522672

154

Upware Junction

Junction with Burwell Lode Junction with Burwell and Reach Lodes.

11.3

2

N

TL536700

154

Popes Corner

Junction with Old West River (Great Ouse) Junction with Great Ouse River

14.4

2

N

TL535745

143

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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