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River Nene in Peterborough
 

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River Nene in Peterborough - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT

Virtual tour panorama taken from the banks of the River Nene in Peterborough. As shown, the river is home to many geese and swans, eager for some bread. This picture also shows the view along the banks towards the town center, taken in June 2011.

River Nene in Peterborough - FURTHER INFORMATION

River Nene in Peterborough - Peterborough visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'River Nene in Peterborough' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Cambridgeshire.

The River Nene is the tenth longest river in England. It rises in the Arbury Hill of Northamptonshire and flows for 100 miles before entering the North Sea in The Wash, Lincolnshire. En route, the Nene flows thorough the villages of Dodford and Weedon, passing Flore, Neterh Heyford, Bugbrooke and Kislingbury on the way to Northampton. Below Northampton, the Nene is navigable.

Once past Northampton, the Nene continues along th Nene Valley, which was shaped by meltwater during the last ice age. Within the Nene Valley, the river passes Great Belling, Cogenhoe and Earls Barton before turning north-east towards Wellingborough and Irthlingborough into Nene Park. it then flows through Little Addington, Great Addington and Denford where the river divides into two channels, one of which is navigable.

One branch passes by Thrapston where it is spanned by a nine-arch stone bridge and enters the Titchmarsh Natuer Reserve. At Aldwincle the Nene is joined by Harpers Brook and then continues south past Barnwell Country Park before coming to Peterborough. Below Peterborough the river forms the boundary between Cambridgeshire and Norfolk as it then enters the Nene Washes in the Fens and finally enters the North Sea at The Wash between two towers known locally as The Lighthouses.

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