River Hull and Driffield Navigation

The River Hull runs from the end of the Driffield Navigation at Aike and extends 16 miles (25.8 km) to the Humber Estuary at Kingston-upon-Hull. There are no locks and the river is tidal. Within the Hull City boundary, the City Council is the navigation authority, but the rest of the river is a free navigation and does not have a navigation authority.  The river Hull is joined by the navigable Beverley Beck (0.8 miles - 1.3 km - 1 lock) at Grove Hill, by the derelict Level Canal near Arram and the formerly navigable Aike Beck near Aike.

Driffield Navigation extends 11 miles (17.7 km) from Aike to the head of navigation in Driffield Town with branches along Frodingham Beck to Frodingham Landing, and West Beck to Corps Landing.  The Navigation is currently blocked by the lowered Wansford Bridge, with other bridges and locks restored by Driffield Navigation Trust.

See also Driffield Navigation under restoration.

The maximum size of boats that can use the Driffield Navigation is
length: 61' (18.5 metres)
beam: 14' 6" (4.4 metres)
height: 9' 6" (2.8 metres)
draught: 4' (1.2 metres)

There no locks on the river Hull to limit size of vessels.



IWA Branch

East Yorkshire

Navigation Authority

Between Struncheon Hill Lock and Driffield Town
Driffield Navigation Trust
2-4 Bridge Street, DRIFFIELD, YO25 6DA
T: 01377 252526
E: alancarole@talktalk.net
No web site

From the Humber Estuary to Hull City boundary
Hull City Council
Harbour Master's Office, Alfred Gelder Street, HULL, HU1 3EW
T: 01482 331208
E: harbourmaster@hullcc.gov.uk
Hull City Council website