River Nene

The Nene at Fotheringhay

The Nene is a 161 km long river in eastern England, which flows through Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire and Norfolk. At 142 kilometers, the river is navigable.

The river rises near Badby in Northamptonshire. It first flows through fertile farmland and then through the industrial landscape of Northampton, Wellingborough and Irthlingborough. He then proceeds through the Cambridgeshire Hills, the city of Peterborough, through Wisbech and Sutton Bridge in Lincolnshire and then empties into the bay " The Wash " in the North Sea.

The Nene connects the Grand Union Canal with the River Great Ouse and is channeled through large parts of the river and designed with locks. The pronunciation of the name change with the course of the river. While he mostly " tion " in Northamptonshire (such as "hen " ) is pronounced, the debate in the area around Peterborough to " neane " (as "mean" ) converts.

The Nene was named after a Rolls -Royce aircraft engine.