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Rivers of East England

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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.

River Blackwater

The Blackwater flows entirely through Essex, partly as the River Pant, through Braintree and Maldon to reach the sea at West Mersea.

River Deben

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.

River Ingrebourne

The Ingrebourne rises near Brentwood in Essex and flows through Greater London to reach the Thames at Rainham.

River Lea

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.

River Nene

The Nene rises in Northamptonshire and flows through Cambridgeshire and Norfolk to enter the Wash on the edge of Lincolnshire. See further: Rivers of the East Midlands.

River Orwell

The Orwell (known as the Gipping at its source) is a river in Suffolk. It flows through Ipswich and joins the River Stour and the sea near Felixstowe.

River Stour

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.





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