List of navigation authorities in the United Kingdom

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This List of navigation authorities in the United Kingdom is a list of links to any navigation authority in the United Kingdom, relating to any navigable waterway, aqueduct, canal, navigation, river or port.

These include:

  • narrow canals, broad canals, or ship canals
  • rivers which have been made navigable
  • the Broads
  • the navigable drains of The Fens.

Examples of navigation authorities[edit]

The "Big Three"[edit]

  • Canal and River Trust – A charity replacing British Waterways in managing the majority of the canals and many navigable rivers[1]
  • Environment Agency – environmental regulatory body, manages its waterways as part of its water management obligations.[2]
  • Broads Authority – manages its waterspace as part of the National Park Family. This is because no other national park has a navigation running through it and the "Sandford Principle" of conservation only would not be feasible.[3]

Other authorities[edit]

Dredging the Union Canal, Edinburgh
Hickling Broad, Norfolk Broads
Prebends Bridge, River Wear, Durham
Punting on the Cam, Cambridge
"Lore Prahm" entering Silloth Port, Solway Firth
River Conwy estuary, North Wales
River Lagan, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Commercial Port, Whitehaven, Solway Firth

Navigation authorities in the UK[edit]

See also[edit]







  1. ^ "CRT website".
  2. ^ "Environment Agency website".
  3. ^ "Broads Authority website".
  4. ^ "Associated British Ports - Humber, the Competent Harbour Authority for the River Humber".
  5. ^ "Avon Navigation Trust website".
  6. ^ "Basingstoke Canal Authority website".
  7. ^ "Bridgewater Canal".
  8. ^ "Conservators of the River Cam website".
  9. ^ "Dart Harbour and Navigation Authority website".
  10. ^ "Driffield Navigation Trust website".
  11. ^ "Manchester Ship Canal website".
  12. ^ "Manchester Ship Canal - Peel Ports".
  13. ^ "Medway Ports website (Tidal section)".
  14. ^ "Middle Level commissioners website".
  15. ^ "Associated British Ports - Hull".
  16. ^ "Port of London Authority website".
  17. ^ "River Hamble website".
  18. ^ "Severn Estuary navigation and pilotage website".
  19. ^ "Port of Bridgwater". Sedgemoor District Council. Retrieved 4 January 2011.
  20. ^ "Sleaford Navigation Trust website".
  21. ^ "River Wey navigation". National Trust.
  22. ^ "Witham Fourth District Internal Drainage Board".

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