River Great Ouse (Canalized Section)

The River Great Ouse (Canalized Section) is a broad canal and is part of the River Great Ouse. It runs for 38 miles and 6¼ furlongs through 15 locks from Brownshill Lock (where it joins the River Great Ouse (Tidal section)) to Kempston Mill (which is a dead end).

The maximum dimensions for a boat to be able to travel on the waterway are 75 feet long and 12 feet and 6 inches wide. The maximum headroom is not known. The maximum draught is not known.

It has a junction with the River Great Ouse (Godmanchester Backwater) at Great Ouse - Godmanchester Backwater Junction.

The navigational authority for this waterway is Environment Agency

Relevant publications — Waterway Maps:

Relevant publications — Waterway Guides:

 
 
 
Brownshill Lock
Brownshill Lock Weir Entrance
Channel leading to the Weir
¼ furlongs 1 lock
"Pike & Eel" Marina 1 mile and 1 furlong 1 lock
Holywell 2 miles and 6½ furlongs 1 lock
Meadow Lane Bridge (Holywell) 3 miles and 7½ furlongs 1 lock
St Ives Lock Weir Exit
Channel leading to the Weir
5 miles and ½ furlongs 1 lock
St Ives Lock 5 miles and 1 furlong 1 lock
St Ives Lock Weir Entrance
Channel leading to the Weir - No Access
5 miles and 1 furlong 2 locks
Jones Boatyard 5 miles and 1¼ furlongs 2 locks
St Ives Bypass Bridge 5 miles and 1½ furlongs 2 locks
Chapel Bridge (St Ives)
The Chapel of St Ledger is on this historic bridge.
5 miles and 4 furlongs 2 locks
"The Waits" Moorings 5 miles and 5 furlongs 2 locks
Hemingford Lock Weir Exit No 1
Channel leading to the Weir
6 miles and 6½ furlongs 2 locks
Hemingford Lock Weir Exit No 2
Channel leading to the Weir
6 miles and 6¾ furlongs 2 locks
Hemingford Lock No 14 6 miles and 7¼ furlongs 2 locks
Hemingford Lock Weir Entrance No 2
Channel leading to the Weir - No Access
6 miles and 7¼ furlongs 3 locks
Hemingford Grey Manor House 7 miles and 1 furlong 3 locks
Hemingford Grey 7 miles and 2 furlongs 3 locks
Hemingford Lock Weir Entrance No 1
Channel leading to the Weir - No Access
7 miles and 4¼ furlongs 3 locks
Houghton Lock Weir Exit No 1 7 miles and 5 furlongs 3 locks
Houghton Mill Channel Entrance 8 miles and 1 furlong 3 locks
Houghton Mill Channel Exit 8 miles and 2¾ furlongs 3 locks
Houghton Lock No 13
Houghton Island, just before the lock on the right, has EA visitor moorings.
8 miles and 3 furlongs 3 locks
Houghton Lock Weir Entrance No 2
Channel leading to the Houghton Mill Weir - No Access
8 miles and 3¼ furlongs 4 locks
Houghton Lock Weir Entrance No 1
Channel leading to the Weir - No Access
8 miles and 6½ furlongs 4 locks
Hartford Marina 9 miles and 2¾ furlongs 4 locks
Hartford 10 miles 4 locks
Purvis Marine Wharf 10 miles and 6¾ furlongs 4 locks
Purvis Visitor Moorings 10 miles and 7¼ furlongs 4 locks
Huntingdon Old Road Bridge
With footbridge alongside
11 miles and ¾ furlongs 4 locks
A14 Road Bridge (Huntingdon) 11 miles and 1½ furlongs 4 locks
Mill Common Arm 11 miles and 1¾ furlongs 4 locks
Huntingdon Boathaven Marina 11 miles and 2½ furlongs 4 locks
Godmanchester Bypass Exit below Weir Exit 11 miles and 4½ furlongs 4 locks
Godmanchester Lock Weir Exit
Channel leading to the Weir
11 miles and 5 furlongs 4 locks
Godmanchester Lock No 12 11 miles and 7 furlongs 4 locks
Great Ouse - Godmanchester Backwater Junction
Junction of the River Great Ouse and the Godmanchester Backwater
11 miles and 7¼ furlongs 5 locks
Brampton Lock Weir Exit No 1
Channel leading to the Weir
12 miles and 1¾ furlongs 5 locks
Brampton Mill Railway Bridges
Peterborough to London Railway
12 miles and 5¾ furlongs 5 locks
Brampton Mill Marina 12 miles and 7¾ furlongs 5 locks
Brampton Mill 13 miles 5 locks
Brampton Lock Alternative Channel Exit 13 miles and ½ furlongs 5 locks
Brampton Lock Weir Exit No 2
Channel leading to the Weir
13 miles and 1 furlong 5 locks
Brampton Lock Alternative Channel Entrance 13 miles and 1¼ furlongs 5 locks
Brampton Lock No 11
Brampton and the Pepys House half a mile
13 miles and 1½ furlongs 5 locks
Brampton Lock Weir Entrance No 2
Channel leading to the Weir
13 miles and 1¾ furlongs 6 locks
Brampton Lock Weir Entrance No 1
Channel leading to the Weir - No Access
13 miles and 6 furlongs 6 locks
Buckden Marina 15 miles and 1½ furlongs 6 locks
Buckden Marina Fuel & Pump Out 15 miles and 3½ furlongs 6 locks
Offord Lock Weir Exit No 1
Channel leading to the Weir
15 miles and 3½ furlongs 6 locks
Offord Lock Weir Exit No 3
Channel leading to the Weir
15 miles and 4 furlongs 6 locks
Station Lane Road Bridge 15 miles and 4¾ furlongs 6 locks
Offord Lock No 10 15 miles and 4¾ furlongs 6 locks
Offord Lock Arm 15 miles and 5 furlongs 7 locks
Offord Lock Weir Entrance No 3
Channel leading to the Weir - No Access
15 miles and 5½ furlongs 7 locks
Offord Lock Weir Entrance No 2
Channel leading to the Weir - No Access
15 miles and 5¾ furlongs 7 locks
Offord Lock Weir Entrance No 1
Channel leading to the Weir - No Access
15 miles and 7¼ furlongs 7 locks
Great Paxton 18 miles and 2¼ furlongs 7 locks
St Neots Lock Weir Exit
Channel leading to the Weir
19 miles and 4½ furlongs 7 locks
Mill Lane Bridge (St. Neots) 20 miles and ½ furlongs 7 locks
St Neots Lock No 9 20 miles and ¾ furlongs 7 locks
St Neots Lock Weir Entrance
Channel leading to the Weir
20 miles and 3¼ furlongs 8 locks
Ouse - Kym Junction
Junction of the Great Ouse and the River Kym. Site of Crosshall Marine and the St Neots Golf Course.
20 miles and 3¾ furlongs 8 locks
St Neots Marina
Marina and Wharf
20 miles and 7¾ furlongs 8 locks
St Neots Road Bridge 21 miles and 2¼ furlongs 8 locks
Hen Brook Marina
Marina and Wharf
21 miles and 3 furlongs 8 locks
Waters Edge Footbridge 21 miles and 5 furlongs 8 locks
Great Ouse - Duloe Junction
Junction of the River Great Ouse and the Duloe Brook
22 miles and ¼ furlongs 8 locks
Willow Bridge Footbridge 22 miles and 1½ furlongs 8 locks
River Mills Basin
Private - No Access
22 miles and 2¼ furlongs 8 locks
Eaton Socon Lock Weir Exit
Channel leading to the Weir - No Access
22 miles and 2¾ furlongs 8 locks
Eaton Socon Lock No 8 22 miles and 3¼ furlongs 8 locks
River Mill Marina 22 miles and 3¼ furlongs 9 locks
Eaton Socon Lock Weir Entrance
Channel leading to the Weir - No Access
22 miles and 3½ furlongs 9 locks
Eynesbury Manor Marina 22 miles and 6¼ furlongs 9 locks
A428 Road Bridge 22 miles and 7½ furlongs 9 locks
Little Barford 23 miles and 5¼ furlongs 9 locks
Tempsford Bridge (north) 25 miles and 7 furlongs 9 locks
Kelpie Marina 25 miles and 7¼ furlongs 9 locks
Tempsford Bridge (south) 25 miles and 7½ furlongs 9 locks
Tempsford Footbridge 26 miles and 1 furlong 9 locks
Great Ouse - Ivel Junction
Junction of the River Great Ouse and the River Ivel
26 miles and 4¾ furlongs 9 locks
Roxton Lock Weir Exit
Channel leading to the Weir - No Access
26 miles and 5 furlongs 9 locks
Roxton Lock No 7 26 miles and 5¼ furlongs 9 locks
Roxton Lock Weir Entrance
Channel leading to the Weir - No Access
26 miles and 5¾ furlongs 10 locks
Great Barford Lock Weir Exit
Channel leading to the Weir - No Access
28 miles and 7½ furlongs 10 locks
Great Barford Lock 28 miles and 7¾ furlongs 10 locks
Great Barford Lock Weir Entrance
Channel leading to the Weir - No Access
29 miles 11 locks
Great Barford Bridge
See photo for info on navigating this bridge.
29 miles and ¾ furlongs 11 locks
Old Mills Lock Footbridge 29 miles and 4¾ furlongs 11 locks
Site of Old Mills Lock
Lock abolished. Wonderful mooring in old Lock Cut
29 miles and 5½ furlongs 11 locks
Willington Lock Weir Exit
Channel leading to the Weir - No Access
30 miles and 2¾ furlongs 11 locks
Willington Lock No 4 30 miles and 3 furlongs 11 locks
Willington Lock Weir Entrance
Channel leading to the Weir - No Access
30 miles and 3¼ furlongs 12 locks
Castle Mill Viaduct 32 miles and 2 furlongs 12 locks
Castle Mills Lock No 3 Weir Exit
Channel leading to the Weir - No Access
32 miles and 3¾ furlongs 12 locks
Castle Mills Lock No 3 32 miles and 4¼ furlongs 12 locks
Castle Mills Lock No 3 Weir Entrance
Channel leading to the Weir - No Access
32 miles and 5 furlongs 13 locks
Cardington Lock Weir Exit No 2
Channel leading to the Weir
33 miles and 5¼ furlongs 13 locks
Country Park Stream Junction
Junction of the Great Ouse and a stream - No Access
33 miles and 5½ furlongs 13 locks
Country Park Bridge 33 miles and 5½ furlongs 13 locks
Cardington Lock Weir Exit No 1
Channel leading to the Weir - No Access
34 miles and 1¼ furlongs 13 locks
Cardington Lock 34 miles and 2 furlongs 13 locks
Cardington Lock Weir Entrance No 2
Channel leading to the Weir
34 miles and 2 furlongs 14 locks
Cardington Lock Weir Entrance No 1
Channel leading to the Weir - No Access
34 miles and 3¼ furlongs 14 locks
Cardington Road Wharf
Home of the Bedford Boat Club
34 miles and 5½ furlongs 14 locks
Priory Marina 35 miles and 1¼ furlongs 14 locks
Duck Mill Lock Weir Exit No 3
Channel leading to the Weir
35 miles and 1½ furlongs 14 locks
Longholme Way Footbridge No 2 35 miles and 3 furlongs 14 locks
Longholme Way Footbridge No 1 35 miles and 3½ furlongs 14 locks
Longholme Way Bridge 35 miles and 3¾ furlongs 14 locks
Duck Mill Lock Weir Exit No 2
Channel leading to the Weir
35 miles and 6 furlongs 14 locks
Cardington Road Footbridge 35 miles and 7¼ furlongs 14 locks
Duck Mill Lock Weir Exit No 1
Channel leading to the Weir
35 miles and 7¾ furlongs 14 locks
Duck Mill Lock 36 miles 14 locks
Duck Mill Lock Weir Entrance No 2
Channel leading to the Weir
36 miles and ¼ furlongs 15 locks
Duck Mill Lock Weir Entrance No 1
Channel leading to the Weir - No Access
36 miles and 1 furlong 15 locks
Bedford 36 miles and 1¾ furlongs 15 locks
A6 Road Bridge (Bedford) 36 miles and 2¼ furlongs 15 locks
Prebend Street Bridge 36 miles and 4¾ furlongs 15 locks
Prebend Street Railway Bridge 36 miles and 5 furlongs 15 locks
Bedford Railway Bridges 36 miles and 6¾ furlongs 15 locks
Ford End Road Footbridge 37 miles and ½ furlongs 15 locks
Kempston Mill
Head of Navigation for most boats
38 miles and 6¼ furlongs 15 locks
 
 
 
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Note last updated Sunday the 21st of January, 2018
 
 
 

Wikipedia has a page about River Great Ouse

The River Great Ouse /ˈz/ is a river in the United Kingdom, the longest of several British rivers called "Ouse". 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 Great Ouse has been historically important for commercial navigation, and for draining the low-lying region through which it flows; its best-known tributary is the Cam, which runs through Cambridge. Its lower course passes through drained wetlands and fens and has been extensively modified, or channelised, to relieve flooding and provide a better route for barge traffic. Though the un-modified river probably changed course regularly after floods, it now enters the Wash after passing through the port of King's Lynn, south of its earliest-recorded route to the sea.

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Information retrieved Tuesday 29 December 2015 at 12:14