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River Hull

The tidal River Hull runs from the end of the Driffield Navigation at Aike and extends to the Humber Estuary at Kingston-upon-Hull.

map of the River Hull

Facts & Stats

16 miles

(25.8 km)

The length of the River Hull that is navigable.

4 other connections

The River Hull is joined by the navigable Beverley Beck (0.8 miles – 1.3 km – 1 lock) at Grove Hill, by the derelict Level Canal (3.3 miles) and by the formerly navigable Aike Beck (2.0 miles) and Arram Beck (0.3 miles).

11 miles

(17.7 km)

The length of the Driffield Navigation.

Waterway notes

Navigation Authority

Hull City Council

Useful Info

Within the Hull City boundary, the City Council is the navigation authority, but the rest of the river is a free navigation and does not have a navigation authority. 


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