The river is
navigable from Bedford in its upper reaches, passing through woldy, wooded
countryside taking in the towns of St. Neots and Huntingdon with several attractive
riverside villages en route. The river changes at St. Ives to a more flat, open landscape
heralding the beginning of the fenlands. This region is unique, with dramatic open
vistas, vast skies and unforgettable sunsets. You can cruise in your boat to the cities of
Cambridge and Ely, mooring at secluded waterside pubs as fen lightermen used to
many years ago.
For the adventurous, the river continues past Denver Sluice in a tidal channel
towards the port of Kings Lynn and the Wash. The experienced boater can enjoy the
scenic North Norfolk coast and beyond. Connecting via the River Nene, narrowbeam craft can navigate through the
Northhampton arm onto the Grand Union Canal - the main artery of the inland waterways system.
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