Ipswich & Stowmarket Navigation

Photo: Pipps Ford near Needham Market on the Ipswich to Stowmarket Navigation by Fergus Muir

(17 miles, River navigation controlled by the EA and riparian landowners)

IWA’s Ipswich Branch proposes full restoration of the navigation (a.ka. Gipping Navigation) and completed the restoration of Bosmere, Creeting and Baylham locks, which now only require new gates.

The River Gipping Trust was launched in 2007 by members of IWA’s Ipswich Branch, and the Trust took over the practical restoration work and leading the campaign for this waterway in October 2008. Work has now started on the restoration of Pipps Ford Lock over bridge.