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Ouseburn (originally known as Ouse Burn)

Ouseburn runs through the Ouseburn district of Newcastle Upon Tyne before flowing into the River Tyne.  In 2007 a barrage was built across the waterway, with a navigable lock, opening in 2009.  However, the lock is out of the use for most of the time – for the reasons why, see here.

Ouseburn Map

Facts & Stats

0.4 mile


The navigable length of Ouseburn.

Waterway notes

Waterway underfunding

Hundreds of miles of waterways – along with their unique heritage and habitats – are currently starved of funding and rely on constant lobbying by us to safeguard their future.

Sustainable Boating

We want boating on canals and rivers to be more sustainable and – even though the current overall contribution to UK carbon emissions is very small – we want to help reduce emissions on the waterways.

Waterways Heritage at Risk

Britain’s canals and rivers are a unique, living heritage. But that heritage is at risk – from urban development, lack of protection, loss of skills and knowledge and climate change.

You can help Save Waterways Heritage.

Waterway restoration

Restoring the UK’s blue infrastructure – our inherited network of navigable canals and rivers – is good for people and places.