Rivers of East England
The following is a list of waterways in the East of England (loosely, the counties of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Huntingdonshire, Norfolk, and Suffolk) and of their respective road crossings by bridge, tunnel, and/or ferry.
River Alde (Ore)
Flows entirely through Suffolk rising in Laxfield. It passes Aldeburgh and Snape. It is then seperated from the sea by a long shingle spit and changes it's name to the River Ore. After some miles it eventually reaches the sea at Shingle Street.
The Deben flows entirely through Suffolk, rising in Debenham and then passing Woodbridge to reach the sea at Felixstowe Ferry where a foot ferry plies it's trade across the mouth of the river to Bawdsey Quay
River Great Ouse
The fourth longest river in Great Britain, the Great Ouse rises in Northamptonshire and flows through Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire before entering the Wash near King's Lynn in Norfolk. See further: Rivers of South East England.
The Ingrebourne rises near Brentwood in Essex and flows through Greater London to reach the Thames at Rainham.
Best known as an East London river, the Lea (or Lee) in fact rises in Bedfordshire and forms part of the boundary between Essex and Hertfordshire before emptying into the Thames in Greater London. The lower course of the river is strongly associated with the site of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.
The East Anglian River Stour river forms most of the boundary between the counties of Essex and Suffolk. It rises, however, in Cambridgeshire and eventually reaches the sea near Harwich. It is famous as a setting for many of John Constable's paintings.
Rivers Yare and Waveney
The Yare and Waveney (and their tributaries) are rivers in the Norfolk Broads area, with the Waveney forming part of the border between Norfolk and Suffolk]]. They merge to form Oulton Broad and reach the sea at Great Yarmouth.