Waterways in the United Kingdom


Waterways in the United Kingdom

Waterways in the United Kingdom is a link page for any waterway, river, canal, firth or estuary in the United Kingdom.

Related topics

*Waterway, water power, navigable, navigable aqueduct, navigable river, navigable waters, navigability, Waterway society, List of waterway societies in the United Kingdom

*Navigation authority, British Waterways, List of navigation authorities in the United Kingdom

*River, River delta, Flood plain, sluice, List of rivers, Distributary, Tributary, river engineering, weir

*Reservoirs and dams in the United Kingdom, List of reservoirs and dams

*Canal, ship canal, summit level canal, Freycinet gauge
* Vessels: Barge, boat, boathouse, Canal boat, Narrowboat, Horse-drawn boat, Ship transport
* Structures: Aqueduct, Boat lift, Bridge, Caisson (water transport), Canal tunnel, Canal viaduct, Guillotine lock, Inclined plane, Lock, Mitre gate, Towpath, Tunnel, weigh lock

*Anchor, dock, harbour, haven, pier, port, wharf

*History of the British canal system

*Waterway restoration, Conservation in the United Kingdom

*Transport in the United Kingdom

Rivers in the United Kingdom

See Rivers of the United Kingdom for a list of the rivers of United Kingdom organised geographically.

Major navigable rivers include the Humber, Mersey, Yorkshire Ouse, Severn, Thames, Trent and Firth of Forth. Some minor navigable rivers may be classified as canals. Others include the Warwickshire Avon, the Bristol Avon.

See also articles on the Subterranean rivers of London, and the Jubilee River, which, although man-made, was designed to look and act like a natural river rather than a canal.

Canals in the United Kingdom

See Canals of Great Britain for a list of the canals of Great Britain organised alphabetically by county, and lists of abandoned and future canal routes.

Likewise, see Canals of Ireland, which covers both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

See also

*List of waterway societies in the United Kingdom
*List of navigation authorities in the United Kingdom
*History of the British canal system
*World Canals Conference
*Falkirk Helix
*Geography of the United Kingdom

External links

* [http://www.canalmuseum.org.uk/ London Canal Museum]
* [http://www.penninewaterways.co.uk/ Pennine Waterways]


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