River Idle

The River Idle is a small river and is part of the Waterways of Mainland Britain. It runs for 10 miles and 7¼ furlongs through 3 locks from Bawtry Bridge (beyond which it is only navigable by canoes ) to Trent - Idle Junction (where it joins the River Trent (tidal section - Cromwell to Keadby)).

The maximum dimensions for a boat to be able to travel on the waterway are 59 feet and 8 inches long and 18 feet wide. The maximum headroom is not known. The maximum draught is 2 feet and 6 inches.

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Bawtry Bridge
Austerfield Drain Pumping Station 2 miles and 5¾ furlongs 0 locks
Misson 3 miles 0 locks
Dales Lane Bridge 4 miles and 7¼ furlongs 0 locks
Idle Stop 5 miles and 5 furlongs 0 locks
Haxey Gate Footbridge
Crossing to the golf course
8 miles and 6 furlongs 0 locks
Haxey Gate Bridge 8 miles and 6¼ furlongs 0 locks
Doncaster to Lincoln Railway Bridge 9 miles and 5 furlongs 0 locks
Soss Lane Footbridge
Misterton Soss
9 miles and 7¼ furlongs 0 locks
West Stockwith Navigable Sluice
A pumping station is by the side of the sluice
10 miles and 4¾ furlongs 0 locks
River Idle Entrance Sluice
EA require 48 hours notice of intent to enter the river, and there is a high toll.
10 miles and 6½ furlongs 1 lock
River Idle Junction Bridge 10 miles and 6¾ furlongs 2 locks
Trent - Idle Junction
Junction of the River Trent and the River Idle
10 miles and 7¼ furlongs 3 locks
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River Idle - Wikipedia
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The River Idle is a river in Nottinghamshire, England. Its source is the confluence of the River Maun and River Meden, near Markham Moor. From there, it flows north through Retford and Bawtry before entering the River Trent at Stockwith near Misterton. The county boundary with South Yorkshire follows the river for a short distance near Bawtry, and the border with Lincolnshire does the same at Idle Stop. Originally, it flowed northwards from Idle Stop to meet the River Don on Hatfield Chase, but was diverted eastwards by drainage engineers in 1628.

Most of the land surrounding the river is a broad flood plain. Between Retford and Bawtry, the floodplain is partly occupied by a number of sand and gravel pits, where exhausted forming public lakes for fishing, while beyond Bawtry, the river is constrained by high flood banks, to allow the low lying areas to be drained for agriculture. Its main tributaries are the River Poulter and the River Ryton.

The river is navigable to Bawtry, although navigation rights were removed in 1972. It is also important for conservation, with the Idle Washlands and some of the sand and gravel pits of the Idle Valley being designated Sites of Special Scientific Interest.

Other Wikipedia pages that might relate to River Idle
[Bawtry] [Ordsall, Nottinghamshire] [Retford] [River Ryton] [Rædwald of East Anglia] [Lound, Nottinghamshire] [Mattersey] [The Elizabethan Academy] [Austerfield]
Information retrieved Tuesday 29 December 2015 at 16:02