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River Bure

The River Bure (pronounced burr) is a river in the county of Norfolk, England, most of it in The Broads National Park.

The Bure rises near Aylsham which was the original head of navigation. Nowadays, the head of navigation is 10 miles downstream at Coltishall Bridge.

After Aylsham Lock and Burgh Bridge, the Bure passes through Buxton Lamas, Coltishall, Belaugh, Wroxham, Horning, Ludham Bridge, past St. Benet's Abbey, though Oby, Acle, Stokesby, along the northern border of the Halvergate Marshes, through Mautby, Runham and Great Yarmouth where it meets Breydon Water and flows into the sea at Gorleston.

It has two tributaries, the River Thurne and the River Ant. There is also Muck Fleet which connects the Trinity Broads (Ormesby, Rollesby and Filby Broad) to the main network.

The Norfolk wherry used on the River Bure is the Bure wherry (54 ft. x 12 ft. 8 in. max.)

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