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What’s so ‘great’ about the Great Ouse?

Discover the four rivers in England which are called Ouse: the Great Ouse, the Little Ouse, the Yorkshire Ouse, and the Sussex Ouse. The Great Ouse starts in Wappenham and flows east to the Wash at Kings Lynn. Find out which mighty river a rain drop may end up in.
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A Nightingale Sang On Hockwold Fen – Ouse Tributaries

Learn about the Great Ouse tributaries, river Lark, Little Ouse and Wissey with Narrowboater and local waterways expert Chris Howes. His formula for stress free living – relax and drink in the narrowboating experience.Read more ›

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As Ely hosts the Boat Race looking at the course on the Ely Ouse.

Today as the river Great Ouse hosts the boat race we are fortunate to have a guest post from David Goode Fellow and Praelector of Wolfson College Cambridge regarding the boat race channel on the river Great Ouse. My friend,Read more ›

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Your Narrowboat Easter Holiday

  Spring time is not just about warmer days, daffodils and Easter eggs. For narrowboaters it means the start of the boating season, and on the Fenland waterways it’s time to untie our ropes and get back out there cruisingRead more ›

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4-Night Break on the river Great Ouse.

On our Spring 4-night narrowboat break aboard Rural Fox we headed out onto the river Great Ouse.  Our first day after a cruise of 3 ½ hours and having negotiated the Marmont Priory lock we moored for the night inRead more ›

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Nene, Great Ouse and Middle Level Navigations – Points of interest, Places to visit

Mooring customer Chris Howes has shared his knowledge of the local waterways to assist our holiday makers, mooring customers and those navigators attending the St Neots Festival of water.  Chris is Chairman of the Inland Waterways Association Eastern Region andRead more ›

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Old River Port St Ives!

On a glorious Bank holiday Monday after a busy morning at work, we visited Old River Port St Ives on the river Great Ouse.  On our arrival we passed the pub the Seven Wives, presumably named after the children’s nurseryRead more ›

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Get away for a short break this June

June is the perfect time to explore the waterways of the Cambridgeshire Fens! We have asked our staff for their top 3 picks for a short break.               Tracey our finance director would headRead more ›

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Old Bedford river conquered!

Non tidal access to the historic Old Bedford River was lost in 2006 when the E.A. closed Welches Dam Lock, thus stopping access to a waterway that had been navigated for over 350 years. Since the closure various attempts haveRead more ›

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The Middle Level Navigations – one boater’s view

Before reading this article further it is worth thinking back to 1984 when John Revell first visited the Middle Level Navigations.  In those days entry by boat to the system was restricted to boats of 49 feet in length because of theRead more ›

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