Please be advised that the elongated period of ssa on the river nene has caused some erosion at both ends of this structure. Originally a commercial navigation it is now used almost entirely for recreation.
Information for boaters on the river nene.
River nene locks. Shoal approximately 15m out from the downstream end of the lock chamber where the backchannel re enters the main. The river nene ˈ n ɛ n or ˈ n iː n. Email waterways anrentmoor environment agency gov uk for further information about the maps lock keys and other information.
Most of the locks have pointing doors sometimes called v doors at the upstream end and vertical guillotine gates at the. The navigation has a speed limit of 11 2 kmph 7mph. The river nene is an important regional navigation linking the grand union canal to the river great ouse via the middle level.
The middle level navigations connect to the nene at stanground lock along a short arm from the river just outside in. There are 38 locks between northampton and peterborough. The navigation maps for all the rivers will include more information on the exact location of the locks and contain other useful information.
The navigable river is 88 miles 142 km long and has 38 locks. The affected areas have been fenced off and boaters are advised to keep clear. Peterborough 31 miles inland was the tidal limit until the lock and sluice were built at dog in a doublet in 1937 a further five miles towards the sea.
The maximum dimensions for a boat to be able to travel on the waterway are 78 feet long and 13 feet wide. See below is a river in the east of england that rises from three sources in northamptonshire. The tidal river is about 100 miles 160 km long about 3 7 miles 6 0 km of which forms the border between cambridgeshire and norfolk it is the tenth longest river in the united kingdom and is navigable for 88 miles 142 km from northampton to.
Watch this space for updates on the website s development. The river nene main river is a small river and is part of the river nene it runs for 66 miles through 38 locks from dog in a doublet lock no 38 where it joins the river nene tidal section to northampton railway bridge which is a dead end. Photograph by debra martin.