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River Foulness

Waterway
Waterway name
River Foulness
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The River Foulness rises close to Everingham and Holme-on-Spalding-Moor, in the Everingham Carrs, and flows for approximately 26 kilometres to meet the Market Weighton Canal just north of Newport.


The waterway was recently demained, and responsibility for its maintenance has passed from the Environment Agency to the Ouse & Humber Drainage Board.


The river is an important wildlife corridor and piece of regional green infrastructure, linking the Humber Estuary with the Lower Derwent Valley, both of which are internationally designated natural sites. The river is also the centre of extensive prehistoric and Roman settlement. Finds have included the ‘Hasholme Boat’ and extensive evidence of significant prehistoric iron workings.


The area surrounding the river is almost entirely agricultural, and it is important for local drainage and flood management.

River Foulness (Andy Beecroft)
River Foulness (Andy Beecroft)
Location
Newport
HU15 2QH
United Kingdom