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The Great Ouse at St Neots

The River Great Ouse is a river in the east of England. It is 150 miles (240 km) long which makes it the major navigation in East Anglia. The lower reaches of the Great Ouse are also known as "Old West River" and "the Ely Ouse".

It flows through Buckingham, Milton Keynes, Olney, Bedford, St Neots, Godmanchester, Huntingdon, St Ives, the cathedral city of Ely, Littleport, Downham Market and enters The Wash at King's Lynn.

After the Brownshill Staunch, near Over

The Environment Agency is the navigation authority and it tries to attract more boaters to the river.

Tributaries of the River Great Ouse:

The Ouse Washes are an internationally important area for wildlife.

See also

External links

  • Useful information on the river from Jim Shead (http://easyweb.easynet.co.uk/jim.shead/River-Great-Ouse.html)



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