The Environment Agency manages a significant proportion of the region’s rivers network, known as the Anglian Waterways stretching from Bedford to the Humber Estuary. This includes the rivers Great Ouse, Nene, Ancholme, Welland, Glen, Stour and the Black Sluice navigation.
The Anglian waterways are a unique asset and cover over 568km (353 miles) of river with associated locks and other facilities. They form part of our environmental and cultural inheritance and contribute to the local distinctiveness of this area. They also act as a catalyst for urban and rural regeneration, stimulate leisure, recreation and tourism, and can contribute to an integrated transport system.
Photograph by Graham Hanson
Please be aware Navigation Notices listed here are only updated Monday to Friday during office hours
Strong stream advice, river conditions, reach closures and restrictions affecting boaters on Anglian waterways. Visit here.
Downloadable guides with more site information for different places along the River Nene and River Great Ouse (this can be accessed via the Middle level navigation).