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A quite recreational area with dozens of crosses

The Fens | Norfolk | England: Characteristics & Overview

Rating of waterway

Degree of difficulty: For beginners (few locks)
Requirements: no rating
Character of waterway: back to nature, for sporty people
Profile of waterway: Used by tourists only
Facilities groundside: Good

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Fossdyke & Witham Navigation | England

The Fens
are with the many linked rivers and canals one of the most popular recreation areas of the capital. The flat, with almost a bit of a Dutch-like, surrounding is very attractive to boater, ramblers and bikers.
River Cam
plays an important role as recreational area for the university town of Cambridge. It is not always easy to reconcile all the different demands upon the river.
General information: Length: 22 kilometers, locks: 3, width: 4.20m, head room: 3.20m and draught: 1.20. 

 River Glen
A short link of river Welland, unfortunately it has no infrastructure.
Length: 19 km, no locks.

River Welland
the link from the Wash to Stamford. It is, for its high banks until the by-pass at Spalding, not very pleasurable. Afterwards the river becomes more and more natural.
Length: 56 km, 1 lock.

Houseboat & Narrowboat Hire, the Fens

Fox Narrowboats

York Marine Services

The Fens Waterway Link
promise to be one of the most significant waterway development in recent years. It will open up to 240 km of waterway; 80 km of new waterway and indreas access to 160 km.