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Old West River (Great Ouse)

Description of Old West River (Great Ouse): This 31 miles of the old course of the Great Ouse from Earith to Denver Sluice has a number of names and is usually called Ten Mile River (from Denver to Littleport), the Ely Ouse (from Littleport to Pope's Corner) and the Old West River (from Popes Corner to Earith).
For the History of this waterway see the History page.

Waterway Group: This waterway is part of the River Great Ouse

Navigation Authority of Old West River (Great Ouse) : Environment Agency Recreation and Navigation, Region: Anglia Region, Kingfisher House, Goldhay Way, Orton Goldhay, Peterborough PE2 5ZR: Telephone 01733 371811 : Fax 01733 231840 :

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  • Ely Boat Chandlers Stock an extensive range of chandlery and will obtain other items for you. Feel free to contact them for advice on any aspect of boat chandlery.
  • Bridge Boatyard Located in Ely, Cambridgeshire, on the River Great Ouse.
  • Visit Anglian Waterways The official guide to the Environment Agency Navigations in the Anglian Region.
  • Swan Restaurant Littleport The Swan has six moorings with electricity available for patrons to use. In addition the restaurant has a trip boat running river trips along the river from Littleport each day.

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Lock Sizes and maximum craft dimensions of Old West River (Great Ouse): Hermitage Sluice: Length 90 foot, beam 12 foot 6 inches. Denver Lock: Length 96 foot 9 inches, beam 17 foot 8 inches. NOTE: For more details of maximum lock and craft sizes and the basis of these figures see Craft and Lock Sizes Page

Old West River (Great Ouse): Table of distances

Miles

Locks

Navigable (N)

Grid ref

OS Map No

Hermitage Sluice Lock No 1

Junction with River Great Ouse Earith Junction with the Main Line of the River

0

1

N

TL393746

142

Aldreth Bridge

3.4

1

N

TL438722

154

Twenty Pence Bridge

B1049 road bridge.

7.1

1

N

TL480711

154

Stretham Old Bridge

8.8

1

N

TL501721

154

Popes Corner

Junction with River Cam Junction with the River Cam

11.6

1

N

TL534745

143

Soham Lode Junction

12.9

1

N

TL539764

143

Ely Station Dock

14.9

1

N

TL542788

143

Ely, A142 Road bridge

15.1

1

N

TL545793

143

River Lark Junction

Junction with River Lark (Great Ouse)

19

1

N

TL572844

143

Littleport Bridge

21

1

N

TL576864

143

Brandon Creek

Junction with Little Ouse or Brandon River Junction with Little Ouse

24.4

1

N

TL607918

143

Southery Ferry

25.5

1

N

TL612933

143

Ten Mile Bank Bridge

28.1

1

N

TL604970

143

River Wissey Junction

Junction with River Wissey

30.1

1

N

TL589990

143

Above Denver Sluice

Junction with Great Ouse Relief Channel

31.3

1

N

TF588008

143

Denver Sluice

Junction with River Great Ouse Junction with the Great Ouse Main Line

31.3

2

N

TF587010

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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