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River Wissey

The River Wissey is a tributary of the Great Ouse and is navigable for 9 miles to moorings just above Stoke Ferry.  It joins the Great Ouse near Denver Sluice.  Light craft may be able to venture a further 1.5 miles upstream to Oxborough Ferry.  A large sugar beet factory was built at Wissington (about 5.5 miles upstream), which was served with deliveries by barge until the late 1950s.

Map showing the River Wissey

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.