Eastern Rother

Photo of the River Rother at Newenden at the point where the river turns south towards Newenden Bridge by Simon Carey

The River is navigable from Bodiam to the sea at Rye Harbour. There is one lock at Scots Float Sluice whose downstream end is tidal.
The maximum size of boat that can navigate throughout is
length: 49' (15 metres)
beam: 13'  (4 metres)
height: 6' 2" (1.87 metres)
draught: 3' (0.9 metres)


IWA Branch

Kent and East Sussex

Navigation Authority

Downstream of Scots Float
Environment Agency (Rye Harbour)
Rye Harbour Office
New Lydd Road
Camber, East Sussex
TN31 7QS
T: 01797 225225
VHF Channel 14
UK Government website about the Rye Harbour

Above Scots Float there is no Navigation Authority (though there is a Common Law right of navigation) but the River is maintained by the Environment Agency.
Environment Agency
E: enquiries@environment-agency.gov.uk
Environment Agency webpage