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River Hull

Waterway
Waterway name
River Hull
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The River Hull runs from Aike Beck to the Humber Estuary, a distance of around 37 kilometres. Most of its course is through low lying agricultural land. Along with the Driffield Navigation, which leads to Driffield, other branches lead to Beverley, through Beverley Beck, and Leven, through the Leven Canal, though the entrance to this is blocked.


The river runs close to the outskirts of Beverley, which is the only major centre of population near the river between Driffield and Hull.


Although once a key trading route, very little freight is now carried on the River Hull. The port of Hull, on the Humber Estuary, remains one of the UK’s busiest ports.


The River Hull, along with the nearby Holderness Drain and Beverley and Barmston Drain, forms the main drainage system for the whole of the East Riding. Flood risk is a longstanding concern, as much of the adjacent land is at, or just below, sea level.


Precipitation on the Wolds feeds a network of headwaters that meet to form the River Hull. The ‘River Hull Headwaters’ are designated as a SSSI and are a nationally important chalk stream and wetland habitat. The river is also a key piece of regional green infrastructure, supporting a diverse variety of species.

River Hull (Lee Bailey, Flickr: http://bit.ly/9y0yjg)
River Hull (Lee Bailey, Flickr: http://bit.ly/9y0yjg)
River Hull (Vaughan Grantham)
River Hull (Vaughan Grantham)
Location
KINGSTON UPON HULL
HU1 1UU
United Kingdom