Great Britain » Parrett River and Tone River | England

Two small rivers at Bridgwater Bay


Parrett River and Tone River | England: Characteristics & Overview

Rating of waterway

Length of waterway: 31 km
Degree of difficulty: Demanding
Requirements: no rating
Character of waterway: with urban surroundings
Profile of waterway: Not navigable all through
Facilities groundside: Hardly existent

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Waterway has access to:

Bridgwater & Taunton Canal | Grand Western Canal | England
Atlantic Sea

River Parrett and River Tone
was part of the old waterway system between the Bridgwater Bay in the north, the town of Bridgwater in Somerset in the south of it and the small town of Tiverton in the southwest in Devon.

Today only River Parrett is navigable to Bridgwater, where the link to the Bridgwater & Taunton is still blocked.
Above Bridgwater, the river is only partially navigable; this also applies for River Tone.
The Westport Canal, at the upper Parrett or the side river Isle was first of all for de-watering and only navigable with small boats. There are quite many of them in this big, very flat region.