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River Ancholme

The River Ancholme Navigation runs from the Humber Estuary at Ferriby Sluice, near South Ferriby, upstream to its terminus at Bishopbridge.

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Facts & Stats

19 miles

(30.4 km)

The length of the River Ancholme that is navigable

2 locks

From Humber Estuary to Bishopbridge

As well as the two locks on the River Ancholme there is an additional navigable loop in the river to the small town of Brigg.

 

 

Waterway notes

Maximum boat sizes

  • Length: 69′ 0″ (21.03 metres) – Harlam Hill Lock
  • Beam: 16′ 0″ (4.88 metres) – Harlam Hill Lock
  • Length 80′ (24.37 metres) – Ferriby Sluice lock
  • Beam 19′ (5.78 metres) -Ferriby Sluice lock 
  • Height: 11′ 0″ (3.29 metres)
  • Draught: 4′ 11″ (1.5 metres)

Navigation authority

Environment Agency

Useful info

Ferriby Sluice lock is operated by a lockkeeper (Tel: 01652 635219 – VHF Channel 74)Ferriby Sluice lock can accommodate boats 80′ (24.37 metres) x 19′ (5.78 metres).

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