Category Archives: River Facts

Severn Bridge: Facts and Information

Here are some facts about the Severn Bridge. The Severn Bridge crosses the River Severn between Wales and southwest England. The 1.6 km bridge links north Bristol in England to Chepstow and Caldicot in South Wales. The Queen opened the bridge in September, 1966. Until 1996, it carried the M4 motorway, until a second bridge… Continue Reading

Humber Bridge: Facts and Information

Here are some facts about the Humber Bridge. The Humber Bridge is a single-span suspension bridge. It spans the Humber (the estuary formed by the River Ouse and the River Trent). One side of the bridge is in Barton-upon-Humber, the other is in Hessle. It has a total length of just over 2200 metres, and… Continue Reading

Clifton Suspension Bridge: Facts and Information

Here are some facts about the Clifton Suspension Bridge. The Clifton Suspension Bridge spans the River Avon and the Avon Gorge, linking Clifton (Bristol) to Leigh Woods. The bridge is 412 metres long and forms part of the B3129 road. It is used by cars, pedestrians and cyclists. The Clifton Suspension Bridge was opened in… Continue Reading

River Dee: Facts and Information

Here are some facts about the River Dee. The River Dee has its source in the Snowdonia Mountains in Wales. It is 110 km long, and reaches the sea in an estuary between the Wirral and North Wales. Part of the river forms the boundary between England and Wales. From the 5th century to the… Continue Reading

River Nene: Facts and Information

Here are some facts about the River Nene. The River Nene is the 10th longest river in the UK, at 161 km long. It flows from its source in Arbury Hill in Northamptonshire, to the Wash in Norfolk and Lincolnshire. In April 1998, heavy rain caused the Nene to flood. In 2002 in Northampton, flood… Continue Reading

River Orwell: Facts and Information

Here are some facts about the River Orwell. The River Orwell flows entirely within the county of Suffolk. It is about 20 km long and flows from the River Gipping to the River Stour estuary. The Orwell enters the North Sea at Harwich, near the port of Felixstowe. The port is Britain’s busiest container port,… Continue Reading

River Spey: Facts and Information

Here are some facts about the River Spey. The River Spey is 170 km long and flows from Loch Spey into the Moray Firth. It is the fastest flowing river in Scotland, and the 9th longest in the UK. The Moray Firth is the largest in Scotland, with 800 km of coastline. Part of it… Continue Reading

River Cam: Facts and Information

Here are some facts about the River Cam. The River Cam flows from the university city of Cambridge, to the Great Ouse River, near Ely. It is about 64 km long and the entire river is navigable. Clare College Bridge is the oldest of over 20 bridges across the Cam in Cambridge. Part of the… Continue Reading

River Great Ouse: Facts and Information

Here are some facts about the Great Ouse. The River Great Ouse is about 230 km long, flowing from Syresham in Northamptonshire to the Wash. It’s the longest of several British rivers named the Ouse. The Wash is one of the largest estuaries in Britain. It is known for deep channels, shallow water and salt… Continue Reading

River Wye: Facts and Information

Here are some facts about the River Wye. The River Wye is the UK’s 5th longest river, at almost 215 km long. It flows from Plynlimon in mid Wales, to the Severn Estuary in southwest England. It forms part of the border between Wales and England for some of its length. Its source is in… Continue Reading