The river great ouse meanders through some of the prettiest towns and villages in cambridgeshire. The river great ouse is about 230 km long flowing from syresham in northamptonshire to the wash.
The wash is one of the largest estuaries in britain.
Great ouse river. It is the fourth longest river in the united kingdom and flows through 5 counties. It is known for deep channels shallow water and salt marshes and is where king john supposedly lost the crown jewels in 1216. The river great ouse ˈ uː z is a river in the united kingdom the longest of several british rivers called ouse.
River ouse also called great ouse river in england draining the east midlands at the fens it rises 5 miles 8 km west of brackley northamptonshire and flows past buckingham bedford huntington and st. It s the longest of several british rivers named the ouse. The length of the ouse alone is about 52 miles 84 km but.
The upper reaches of this river flow through some of the most peaceful and unspoilt waterway locations in britain offering a wide range of natural and historical sites and pretty rural towns to visit. Upper great ouse natural flood management we are working with buckinghamshire council to help reduce the flood risk in buckingham whilst providing environmental benefits to the wider catchment. The river great ouse is navigable from bedford to the wash at king s lynn with connections to the river nene via the middle level.
From syresham in central england the great ouse flows into east anglia before entering the wash a bay of the north sea with a course of 143 miles 230 km mostly flowing north and east it is the fourth longest river in the united kingdom. The rivers cam lark 25 miles wissey 10 5 miles and little ouse 16 5 miles there are a total of 18 locks along the 74 8 miles 120 3km of the main line of the river. Northamptonshire buckinghamshire bedfordshire cambridgeshire and norfolk.
Flowing for 143 miles the vast waterway is the fourth longest in the uk and its history is. The river great ouse is 150 miles 240 km long making it the major navigable river in east anglia. They have been reported as far upstream as bedford.
The source of the river is around brackley northamptonshire roughly 150m above sea level. Due to the improved water quality of the river the otter population is booming. We have funding available to deliver nfm schemes in the upper great ouse area shown on the map during 2020 2022.
Seals also swim in the river. The river ouse ˈ uː z ooz is a river in north yorkshire england hydrologically the river is a continuation of the river ure and the combined length of the river ure and river ouse makes it at 129 miles 208 km the sixth longest river of the united kingdom and including the ure the longest to flow entirely in one county. Ives to earith and thence via the fens to the wash a shallow inlet of the north sea for the first 100 miles 160 km the river follows an irregular meandering course its gradient.
The river great ouse not to be confused with the river ouse or river little ouse is a nature lover s dream and is popular with coarse fishermen. The river great ouse and its tributaries the rivers cam lark little ouse and wissey provide approximately 158 miles 255 km of navigable waterway.