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UK Rivers

River Severn
| River Thames

Being a relatively small Island, the UK's rivers are not very long.

The longest river in the UK is the river Severn, just 220 miles in length It begins in Wales and enters the Atlantic Ocean near Bristol in England.

Other major rivers include the Thames, which flows through Oxford and London, and the Trent and Merseyrivers, which drain rainfall from large areas of central England.

The Thames

Among the most important rivers in the UK is the Thames, which flows into the North Sea. Its length is 346 km and it is the deepest river in Britain. It is navigable as far as the capital of Great Britain – London.

The Longest Rivers in the UK

2 River Country Length (miles) (km)
1 River Severn Wales and England 220 354
2 River Thames England 215 346
3 River Trent England 185 297
4 River Great Ouse, East Anglia England 143 230
5 River Wye Wales and England 135 215
6 River Ure / River Ouse, Yorkshire England 129 208
7 River Tay Scotland 117 188
8 River Spey Scotland 107 172
9 River Clyde Scotland 106 172
10 River Tweed Border of Scotland 96 155
11 River Avon, Warwickshire England 96 154
12 River Nene England 91 148
13 River Eden, Cumbria England 90 145
14 River Dee, Aberdeenshire Scotland 87 140
15 River Witham England 82 132
16 River Teme England 81 130
17 River Don, Aberdeenshire Scotland 80 129
18 River Bann Northern Ireland 76 122
=19 River Ribble England 75 120
=19 River Avon, Bristol England 75 120
21 River Tyne England 73 118
22 River Dewent England 72 115
23 River Aire England 71 114
=24 River Tees England 70 113
=24 River Medway England 70 113
=24 River Mersey England 70 113
=27 River Dee, Wales Wales 70 112
=27 River Don England 70 112

Click here for a map showing all the rivers in the UK

List of the rivers in England and Wales

List of the rivers in Scotland

Follow Winnie the Pooh's Journey down the River Thames

River Darent in Kent, England

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