England River Map

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The England River Map shows more than 22 rivers flowing across the countryside.

These are the Top 5 longest rivers.
River Severn: 220 miles
The Severn along with its seven estuaries is England’s longest river. Rising at an altitude of 610 meter on the northern slopes of Plynlimon in Wales, the Severn flows southward towards the Bristol Channel draining an area of 4,350 sq miles before joining the Atlantic Ocean. The Severn Bridge, a 990 meter suspension bridge over the river, connects London to South Wales.

  River Thames: 215 miles
The second longest river in the UK rises at the Thames Head, around 3 miles from Cirencester, Gloucestershire and covers a basin area of around 5,500 square miles. Thames flows through Oxford, Reading, Henley-on-Thames, Windsor, Teddington and London before flowing past the Thames Estuary and finally meeting up with the North Sea. In Oxford, the river is also known as Isis. River Thames finds mention several works of English poetry and literature.

River Trent: 185 miles
The river rises on Biddulph Moor, close to Cheshire in Staffordshire and drains an area of around 4,000 sq miles covering most of Midlands. Trent flows past Stoke-on-Trent, Burton-upon Trent, Nottingham, Newark, Gainsborough before joining with River Ouse to form the Humber Estuary.

River Great Ouse: 143 miles
Also known as the Great Ouse, the river has several sources in the Syresham village area of Northampton and drains an area of 3,236 sq miles. The river is important for its barge-based commercial navigation and flows past the counties of Northampton, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk.

River Wye: 134 miles
The larger part of the river forms the border between England and Wales in several places. From its source in the moorlands of Plynlimon in Wales, Wye flows past Rhayader, Hay-on-Wye, Hereford, Symonds Yat and Tintern before flowing into the Severn estuary at the Irish Sea mouth.

Some of the other important rivers are
  • River Ure / River Ouse, Yorkshire: 129 miles
  • River Nene: 100 miles
  • River Avon, Warwickshire: 96 miles
  • River Tweed: 96 miles
  • River Eden, Cumbria: 90 miles
  • River Witham: 82 miles
  • River Teme: 81 miles
  • River Ribble: 75 miles
  • River Avon, Bristol: 75 miles
  • River Tyne: 73 miles
  • River Derwent, Yorkshire: 72 miles
  • River Aire: 71 miles
  • River Tees: 70 miles
  • River Medway: 70 miles
  • River Mersey: 70 miles
  • River Don, South Yorkshire: 70 miles
  • River Dee, Wales: 70 miles

Major Rivers of England
RiversLength in miles
River Severn220
River Thames215
River Trent185
River Great Ouse143
River Wye134
River Ure/River Ouse, Yorkshire129
River Nene100
River Avon, Warwickshire96
River Tweed96
River Eden, Cumbria90
River Witham82
River Teme81
River Ribble75
River Avon, Bristol75
River Tyne73
River Derwent, Yorkshire72
River Aire71
River Tees70
River Medway70
River Mersey70
River Don, South Yorkshire70
River Dee, Wales70
Source : Various source

Last Updated Date: February 25, 2020