Waterfalls & Waterways in Lincolnshire

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New River Drain, Crowland, Lincolnshire

New River Drain, Crowland

The New River is a drainage system in the South Holland district. Rising near Crowland it flows roughly eastwards, following the general line of the River Welland, but a little to the south. It skirts the villages of Crowland and Cowbit before flowing into the Welland at Cradge Bank....

Barlings Eau River, Barlings, Lincolnshire

Barlings Eau River, Barlings

Barlings Eau is a small river near Barlings. It is a tributary of the River Witham, joining it near Short Ferry, and acts as the central spine for a number of other small rivers, which drain the low-lying land to either side. Most of its course is within the area managed by the Witham Third Di...

River Rase, Tealby, Lincolnshire

River Rase, Tealby

The River Rase is a 16 mile (25km) long tributary of the River Ancholme. It heralds from a series of springs known as Churn Water Heads, that occur on Bully Hill north of Tealby in the Wolds. These springs occur where the permeable chalk geology of the Wolds meets the impermeable mudstone and...

Haltham Beck, Haltham, Lincolnshire

Haltham Beck, Haltham

Close to the picturesque Wolds is the meandering Haltham Beck (a stream) on the east side of the village. Haltham nestles on the banks of the River Bain as it navigates south from the market town of Horncastle. Often, the village is referred to as "Haltham on Bain." Image by Dave...

River Lymn, Spilsby, Lincolnshire

River Lymn, Spilsby

The River Lymn rises on the eastern slope in the Wolds. It flows south-eastwards to the Lincolnshire Marsh, where it becomes known as the Steeping River on the boundary of Great Steeping parish. The main channel is supplemented by the Wainfleet Relief Channel as it passes Wainfleet All Saints, an...

Old River Ancholme, Brigg, Lincolnshire

Old River Ancholme, Brigg

The River Ancholme is a river and a tributary of the Humber. It rises at Ancholme Head, a spring just north of the village of Ingham and immediately west of the Roman Road, Ermine Street. It flows east and then north to Bishopbridge (west of Market Rasen). North of Bishopbridge it flows throug...

River Eau, Scotter, Lincolnshire

River Eau, Scotter

The River Eau is a 15-mile-long (24 km) tributary of the River Trent. Its catchment lies between that of the Bottesford Beck to the north, and the River Witham to the south and east. The Eau flows through the village of Scotter, which has a history of being flooded by the river; the most...

River Humber, Barton-upon-Humber, Lincolnshire

River Humber, Barton-upon-Humber

Spanned by a magnificent bridge, the Humber forms part of the boundary between the East Riding of Yorkshire on the north bank and North Lincolnshire on the south bank. Ports on the Humber include the Port of Hull, Port of Grimsby, Port of Immingham, as well as lesser ports at New Holland and Nort...

River Glen, Guthram Gowt, Lincolnshire

River Glen, Guthram Gowt

The river has two sources, both in the west of the county. The East Glen rises as a number of small streams near to Ropsley and Humby, and flows in a southerly direction, passing to the east of Ingoldsby and to the west of Bulby. The West Glen also has a number of sources and flows more o...

River Freshney, Grimsby, Lincolnshire

River Freshney, Grimsby

The town of Grimsby stands on the banks of the River Freshney. Originally it entered the tidal River Humber at Pyewipe, north west of Grimsby, but has been re-routed and now supplies Grimsby Docks. There was an existing haven within the borough of Grimsby but this suffered greatly with silting...

River Brant, Brandon, Lincolnshire

River Brant, Brandon

The River Brant is a 14 mile (23 km) tributary of the River Witham. It rises on the flank of Summerfields Hill to the south-west of Gelston near Hough-on-the-Hill and curves round such that it flows almost directly north, parallel to the Limestone Lincolnshire Edge. The river flows p...

Bourne Eau River, Bourne, Lincolnshire

Bourne Eau River, Bourne

Bourne Eau is a short river which rises in the town of Bourne and flows in an easterly direction to join the River Glen at Tongue End. It is an embanked river, as its normal level is higher than that of the surrounding Fens. Today it forms an important part of the drainage system that enables...

The Horncastle Canal, Horncastle, Lincolnshire

The Horncastle Canal, Horncastle

The Horncastle Canal was a broad canal which ran 11 miles from the River Witham to Horncastle. It passed through twelve locks and largely followed the course of the River Bain. Opening in 1802 it was abandoned for navigation in 1889.

Tilting Gate Weir, Thornton, Lincolnshire

Tilting Gate Weir, Thornton

The Tilting Gate Weir is near Thornton on the River Bain. The Bain rises at Ludford, in the Wolds, and flows through or past the villages of Burgh on Bain, Biscathorpe, Donington on Bain, Goulceby with Asterby and Hemingby before reaching the town of Horncastle where it is joined by the River War...

River Bain, Horncastle, Lincolnshire

River Bain, Horncastle

The River Bain is a river and a tributary of the River Witham. It rises at Ludford, in the Wolds, and flows through or past the villages of Burgh on Bain, Biscathorpe, Donington on Bain, Goulceby with Asterby and Hemingby before reaching the town of Horncastle where it is joined by the River Wari...