The River Wansbeck is a small river and is part of the Waterways of Mainland Britain. It runs for 3 miles through 1 lock from Mouth of the Wansbeck (where it joins the North Sea) to Sheepwash Bridge (beyond which it is no longer navigable).
The exact dimensions of the largest boat that can travel on the waterway are not known. The maximum headroom is not known. The maximum draught is not known.
|Mouth of the Wansbeck|
|West Sleekburn Road Bridge||5 furlongs||0 locks|
|West Sleekburn Lock
Lock and Weir
|5½ furlongs||0 locks|
|West Sleekburn Wide||1 mile and ½ furlongs||1 lock|
|West Sleekburn Railway Bridge||1 mile and 5 furlongs||1 lock|
|West Ford Road Bridge||1 mile and 7¾ furlongs||1 lock|
|Wansbeck Riverside Park||2 miles and 5¼ furlongs||1 lock|
Weir stops further progress
|3 miles||1 lock|
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The River Wansbeck runs through the county of Northumberland, England. It rises above Sweethope Lough on the edge of Forelaws Forest in the area known locally as The Wanneys (Great Wanney Crag, Little Wanney Crag; thus the "Wanneys Beck"); runs through the town of Ashington before discharging into the North Sea at Sandy Bay near Newbiggin-by-the-Sea.
The River flows through the village of Kirkwhelpington, the town of Morpeth, and the village of Mitford, where it is joined by a small tributary, the River Font.
The River Wansbeck is nicknamed the River Wanney. The term 'The Wilds of Wanney' is used by people of Tyneside to refer to the rural areas of Northumberland where the Wansbeck rises.
The River lent its name to the former Wansbeck district which was based in Ashington, and included Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, Bedlington and Stakeford.