Fen Landscape – New Bedford River

New Bedford River, Mepal, Cambs, May 2021

The New Bedford River, also known as the Hundred Foot Drain because of the distance between the tops of the two embankments on either, is a man-made cut-off or by-pass channel of the River Great Ouse in the Fens. It provides an almost straight channel between Earith and Denver Sluices.  It was opened in 1652.

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