River Bure

River Bure

river_name = River Bure

caption = The River Bure at Aylsham
origin = Near Aylsham
mouth = Breydon Water, Great Yarmouth
basin_countries = England
length = mi to km|50
The River Bure is a river in the county of Norfolk, England, most of it in The Broads. The Bure rises near Melton Constable, eleven miles upstream of Aylsham, which was the original head of navigation. Nowadays, the head of navigation is 10 miles downstream at Coltishall Bridge. After Aylsham Lock and Burgh Bridge, the Bure passes through Buxton Lammas, Coltishall, Belaugh, Wroxham, Horning, Ludham Bridge, past St. Benet's Abbey, through Oby, Acle, Stokesby, along the northern border of the Halvergate Marshes, through Runham and Great Yarmouth where it meets Breydon Water and flows into the sea at Gorleston.

It has two tributaries, the River Thurne and the River Ant. There is also Muck Fleet which connects the Trinity Broads (Ormesby, Rollesby and Filby Broad) to the main network.

The Norfolk wherry used on the River Bure is the Bure wherry (54 ft. × 12 ft. 8 in. max.)

ee also

*Bure Valley Railway, a heritage railway
*Bure Valley Path
*Bure Marshes NNR - National Nature Reserve

External links

* [http://norfolk-guide.co.uk/2006/river-bure-opposite-horning-ferry-to-cockshoot-broad/ Norfolk Guide - River Bure]
* [http://www.visitaylsham.co.uk Visit Aylsham and the Bure Valley]
* [http://www.norfolkmills.co.uk Watermills & Windmills on the River Bure]
* [http://www.literarynorfolk.co.uk/bure,_river.htm River Bure Literary History]

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