Driffield Navigation

Photo: The newly restored swing bridge at Brigham, East Riding of Yorkshire, England by Mykaskin

The upper section of the Driffield Navigation is 3 miles (4.8km) long and is part canal and part river navigation administered by Driffield Navigation Trust Ltd.

Driffield Navigation Trust supported by Driffield Navigation Amenities Association, has restored much of the navigation to Great Driffield.  In 2003, a further 1.6 miles of canal was re-opened for navigation with a new Brigham Swing Bridge and a re-opened Snakeholme Lock.  The major tasks remaining are a new electrical swing or lift Wansford Road Bridge and much dredging.  A stage 1 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund enabled the Trust to complete over £60,000 of reports setting out completion of the remaining work to restore the Navigation and there is potential for new regional funding to become available in 2010.




IWA Branches

East Yorkshire

Restoration Organisation

Driffield Navigation Trust
Driffield Navigation Amenities Association


See the Driffield Navigation Map