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View of the River Ouse in York from Lendal Bridge

This is a list of named rivers that flow either wholly or partially within the boundaries of the four ceremonial counties that form Yorkshire. There are twenty five rivers of at least 20 kilometres (12 mi) in total. The majority of these waterways lie wholly within the county boundaries, except for; the Ribble, which flows into the Irish Sea at Lytham; the Rother, whose source is located in Derbyshire Peak District; the Greta, which flows into Lancashire to join the River Lune; and the Tees, which flows partly within County Durham and forms some of the boundary with North Yorkshire.

The direction of stream flow in Yorkshire is influenced by the three major drainage divides. The Pennines in the west and south, the North York Moors in the north-east and the Yorkshire Wolds, the coastal range of hills on the east. This represents a large drainage area that mostly flows into the Vale of York and into the North Sea via the River Humber. Though named a river, the Humber is considered to be an estuary.

The Humber river system is tidal as far inland as Naburn Lock on the River Ouse, Knottingley on the River Aire and Askern on the River Don. The River Humber has the second largest tidal range in the UK at 7.2 metres (24 ft). The largest is the Bristol Channel at nearly double that range.

Source data for the table below came from the National Environment Research Council Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Ordnance Survey, Environment Agency and Google Earth. In the table, total lengths are given in miles (mi) and kilometres (km), and elevations are in feet (ft) and metres (m). River lengths are taken from actual source when wholly within the Yorkshire County boundary, else measured from where the river enters or leaves the county.

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Panorama of the River Humber including the Humber Bridge.

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The use of the term source in this list is taken to mean the point at which the name of the river is first used on Ordnance Survey maps.

Key
River length within county only River length within county only
Name
Total length
Mouth
Mouth
coordinates
Mouth elevation
Source
Source
coordinates
Source elevation
Catchment Area
Aire &&&&&&&&&&&&0114.&&&&&0114 km
71 miles
River Ouse, Yorkshire near Airmyn 53°43′35″N 0°54′22″W / 53.72639°N 0.90611°W / 53.72639; -0.90611 (Mouth of River Aire) &&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.&&&&&03 m
9.8 ft
Malham Tarn 54°5′45″N 2°10′0″W / 54.09583°N 2.16667°W / 54.09583; -2.16667 (Source of River Aire) &&&&&&&&&&&&0377.&&&&&0377 m
1,237 ft
&&&&&&&&&&&&0856.&&&&&0856 km²
331 sq miles
Arkle Beck &&&&&&&&&&&&&017.&&&&&017 km approx River Swale at Reeth NY 987 030 &&&&&&&&&&&&0177.&&&&&0177 m Arkengarthdale Moor NY 989 088 &&&&&&&&&&&&0477.&&&&&0477 m
Ashfold Side Beck &&&&&&&&&&&&&&09.&&&&&09 km Approx River Nidd near Pateley Bridge SE 152 664 &&&&&&&&&&&&0117.&&&&&0117 m Ashfold Gill Head SE 073 685 &&&&&&&&&&&&0504.&&&&&0504 m
Bain &&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.9500003.95 km
2.45 miles
River Ure near Bainbridge 54°18′45″N 2°6′3″W / 54.31250°N 2.10083°W / 54.31250; -2.10083 (Mouth of River Bain) &&&&&&&&&&&&0210.&&&&&0210 m
690 ft
Semer Water 54°17′3″N 2°7′22″W / 54.28417°N 2.12278°W / 54.28417; -2.12278 (Source of River Bain) &&&&&&&&&&&&0252.&&&&&0252 m
827 ft
Not available
Barney Beck &&&&&&&&&&&&&&06.&&&&&06 km approx River Swale at Healaugh SE 015 984 &&&&&&&&&&&&0186.&&&&&0186 m Reeth High Moor NY 963 012 &&&&&&&&&&&&0451.&&&&&0451m Not available
Birkdale Beck &&&&&&&&&&&&&&06.&&&&&06 km approx River Swale near Keld NY 872 013 &&&&&&&&&&&&0341.&&&&&0341 m Beck Meetings NY 820 035 &&&&&&&&&&&&0455.&&&&&0455 m Not available
Bishopdale Beck &&&&&&&&&&&&&011.&&&&&011 km approx River Ure near Aysgarth SE 019 879 &&&&&&&&&&&&0144.&&&&&0144 m Dale Head SD 961 826 &&&&&&&&&&&&0218.&&&&&0218 m Not available
River Burn &&&&&&&&&&&&&013.&&&&&013 km approx River Ure at Masham SE 230 797 &&&&&&&&&&&&&070.&&&&&070 m Masham Moor SE 113 799 &&&&&&&&&&&&0292.&&&&&0292 m
Calder &&&&&&&&&&&&&071.&&&&&071 km
44 miles
River Aire 53°43′54″N 1°21′33″W / 53.73167°N 1.35917°W / 53.73167; -1.35917 (Mouth of River Calder) &&&&&&&&&&&&&014.&&&&&014 m
46 ft
Heald Moor, near Todmorden 53°44′23″N 2°9′53″W / 53.73972°N 2.16472°W / 53.73972; -2.16472 (Source of River Calder) &&&&&&&&&&&&0220.&&&&&0220 m
720 ft
&&&&&&&&&&&&0930.&&&&&0930 km²
360 sq miles
Colne &&&&&&&&&&&&&020.60000020.6 km
12.8 miles
River Calder near Bradley 53°40′49″N 1°43′52″W / 53.68028°N 1.73111°W / 53.68028; -1.73111 (Mouth of River Colne) &&&&&&&&&&&&&052.&&&&&052 m
171 ft
Confluence of Redbrook Clough and Haigh Clough 53°36′19″N 1°57′28″W / 53.60528°N 1.95778°W / 53.60528; -1.95778 (Source of River Colne) &&&&&&&&&&&&0234.&&&&&0234 m
768 ft
&&&&&&&&&&&&0245.&&&&&0245 km²
95 sq miles
Cover &&&&&&&&&&&&&022.&&&&&022 km
14 miles
River Ure near Middleham 54°16′43″N 1°46′25″W / 54.27861°N 1.77361°W / 54.27861; -1.77361 (Mouth of River Cover) &&&&&&&&&&&&&098.&&&&&098 m
322 ft
Great Hunters Sleets near Woodale 54°11′2″N 2°1′29″W / 54.18389°N 2.02472°W / 54.18389; -2.02472 (Source of River Cover) &&&&&&&&&&&&0487.&&&&&0487 m
1,598 ft
Not available
Crimple &&&&&&&&&&&&&025.&&&&&025 km River Nidd near Wetherby SE 405 531 &&&&&&&&&&&&&021.&&&&&021 m Crimple Head Farm SE 247 519 &&&&&&&&&&&&0221.&&&&&0221 m
Dearne &&&&&&&&&&&&&051.90000051.9 km
32.2 miles
River Don near Conisbrough 53°29′39″N 1°14′34″W / 53.49417°N 1.24278°W / 53.49417; -1.24278 (Mouth of River Don) &&&&&&&&&&&&&017.&&&&&017 m
56 ft
Birdsedge near Denby Dale 53°33′52″N 1°42′37″W / 53.56444°N 1.71028°W / 53.56444; -1.71028 (Source of River Dearne) &&&&&&&&&&&&0319.&&&&&0319 m
1,047 ft
&&&&&&&&&&&&0310.800000310.8 km²
120 sq miles
Derwent &&&&&&&&&&&&0115.100000115.1 km
71.5 miles
River Ouse at Barmby on the Marsh 53°44′58″N 0°58′8″W / 53.74944°N 0.96889°W / 53.74944; -0.96889 (Mouth of River Derwent) &&&&&&&&&&&&&010.&&&&&010 m
33 ft
Derwent Head near RAF Fylingdales 54°22′50″N 0°37′24″W / 54.38056°N 0.62333°W / 54.38056; -0.62333 (Source of River Derwent) &&&&&&&&&&&&0260.&&&&&0260 m
850 ft
0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character ","..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character ",".1,634 km²
631 sq miles
Dibb &&&&&&&&&&&&&&05.2000005.2 km
3.2 miles
River Wharfe near Appletreewick 54°2′27″N 1°56′35″W / 54.04083°N 1.94306°W / 54.04083; -1.94306 (Mouth of River Dibb) &&&&&&&&&&&&0143.&&&&&0143 m
469 ft
Grimwith Reservoir 54°4′48″N 1°54′41″W / 54.08000°N 1.91139°W / 54.08000; -1.91139 (Source of River Dibb) &&&&&&&&&&&&0253.&&&&&0253 m
830 ft
&&&&&&&&&&&&&025.50000025.5 km²
9.8 sq miles
Doe &&&&&&&&&&&&&&05.9200005.92 km
3.68 miles
Confluence with River Twiss at Ingleton 54°9′12″N 2°28′15″W / 54.15333°N 2.47083°W / 54.15333; -2.47083 (Mouth of River Doe) &&&&&&&&&&&&0118.&&&&&0118 m
387 ft
God's Bridge near Chapel-Le-Dale 54°10′58″N 2°24′40″W / 54.18278°N 2.41111°W / 54.18278; -2.41111 (Source of River Doe) &&&&&&&&&&&&0234.&&&&&0234 m
768 ft
Not available
Don &&&&&&&&&&&&0114.100000114.1 km
70.9 miles
River Ouse at Goole 53°41′47″N 0°51′59″W / 53.69639°N 0.86639°W / 53.69639; -0.86639 (Mouth of River Don) &&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.&&&&&03 m
9.8 ft
Confluence of Great Grains Clough and Black Grough near Winscar Reservoir, Dunford Bridge 53°31′14″N 1°48′16″W / 53.52056°N 1.80444°W / 53.52056; -1.80444 (Source of River Don) &&&&&&&&&&&&0416.&&&&&0416 m
1,365 ft
0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character ","..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character ",".1,256.2 km²
485 sq miles
Dove, Nth Yorks &&&&&&&&&&&&&030.22000030.22 km
18.78 miiles
River Rye near Salton 54°12′6″N 0°54′35″W / 54.20167°N 0.90972°W / 54.20167; -0.90972 (Mouth of River Dove) &&&&&&&&&&&&&024.&&&&&024 m
79 ft
Farndale Moor, Nth Yorkshire 54°24′24″N 1°2′23″W / 54.40667°N 1.03972°W / 54.40667; -1.03972 (Source of River Dove) &&&&&&&&&&&&0372.&&&&&0372 m
1,220 ft
&&&&&&&&&&&&&059.20000059.2 km²
22.9 sq miles
Dove, Sth Yorks &&&&&&&&&&&&&&07.9100007.91 km
4.92 miles
River Dearne near Darfield, South Yorkshire 53°31′43″N 1°22′9″W / 53.52861°N 1.36917°W / 53.52861; -1.36917 (Mouth of River Dove) &&&&&&&&&&&&&022.&&&&&022 m
72 ft
Worsbrough Reservoir 53°31′34″N 1°28′27″W / 53.52611°N 1.47417°W / 53.52611; -1.47417 (Mouth of River Dove) &&&&&&&&&&&&&056.&&&&&056 m
184 ft
Not available
Earby Beck River Aire near Skipton SD 961 514 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&0 m Foulridge SD 889 427 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&0 m Not available
Eastburn Beck Kellythorpe TA 023 564 &&&&&&&&&&&&&014.&&&&&014 m Kirkburn SE 984 552 &&&&&&&&&&&&&022.&&&&&022 m Not available
Eller Beck Beck Hole NZ 820 021 &&&&&&&&&&&&&059.&&&&&059 m Allerston High Moor SE 871 958 &&&&&&&&&&&&0253.&&&&&0253 m Not available
Eshton Beck Gargrave SD943539 &&&&&&&&&&&&0102.&&&&&0102 m Winterburn SD 933 585 &&&&&&&&&&&&0149.&&&&&0149 m Not available
Esk &&&&&&&&&&&&&045.&&&&&045 km
28 miles
North Sea at Whitby 54°29′33″N 0°36′44″W / 54.49250°N 0.61222°W / 54.49250; -0.61222 (Mouth of River Esk) &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 m
0 ft
The Esklets near Westerdale 54°24′3″N 0°59′8″W / 54.40083°N 0.98556°W / 54.40083; -0.98556 (Source of River Esk) &&&&&&&&&&&&0251.&&&&&0251 m
823 ft
&&&&&&&&&&&&0308.&&&&&0308 km²
119 sq miles
Ewden Beck River Don at Wharncliffe Side SK 298 954 &&&&&&&&&&&&0106.&&&&&0106 m Margery Hill SK 188 958 &&&&&&&&&&&&0541.&&&&&0541 m Not available
Foss &&&&&&&&&&&&&031.&&&&&031 km
19 miles
River Ouse, York 53°57′5″N 1°4′42″W / 53.95139°N 1.07833°W / 53.95139; -1.07833 (Mouth of River Foss) &&&&&&&&&&&&&012.&&&&&012 m
39 ft
Near Oulston Reservoir, Yearsley 54°9′38″N 1°7′54″W / 54.16056°N 1.13167°W / 54.16056; -1.13167 (Source of River Foss) &&&&&&&&&&&&0160.&&&&&0160 m
520 ft
&&&&&&&&&&&&0118.&&&&&0118 km²
46 sq miles
Foulness &&&&&&&&&&&&&025.51000025.51 km
15.85 mi
Market Weighton Canal
53°46′56″N 0°42′57″W / 53.78222°N 0.71583°W / 53.78222; -0.71583 (Mouth of River Foulness)
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 m
3 ft
Shiptonthorpe
53°53′8″N 0°42′39″W / 53.88556°N 0.71083°W / 53.88556; -0.71083 (Source of River Foulness)
&&&&&&&&&&&&&020.&&&&&020 m
66 ft
N/A
Greta &&&&&&&&&&&&&&07.5500007.55 km
4.69 milesRiver length within county only
Leaves Yorkshire near Burton-in-Lonsdale 54°8′35″N 2°33′30″W / 54.14306°N 2.55833°W / 54.14306; -2.55833 (River Greta leaves North Yorkshire) &&&&&&&&&&&&&064.&&&&&064 m
210 ft
Confluence of River Doe and River Twiss at Ingleton 54°9′12″N 2°28′15″W / 54.15333°N 2.47083°W / 54.15333; -2.47083 (Source of River Greta) &&&&&&&&&&&&0118.&&&&&0118 m
387 ft
&&&&&&&&&&&&&086.10000086.1 km²
33.2 sq miles
Hedon Haven/Burstwick Drain 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) Paull 53°43′39″N 0°14′11″W / 53.7275°N 0.2363°W / 53.7275; -0.2363 0 metres (0 ft) Elstronwick 53°45′35″N 0°07′52″W / 53.7596°N 0.1310°W / 53.7596; -0.1310 5 metres (16 ft) 26 square kilometres (10 sq mi)
Hertford &&&&&&&&&&&&&016.&&&&&016 km approx River Derwent at Binnington Carr SE 970 789 &&&&&&&&&&&&&023.&&&&&023 m Hunmanby TA 110 771 &&&&&&&&&&&&&049.&&&&&049 m
Holme &&&&&&&&&&&&&013.86000013.86 km
8.61 miles
River Colne at Huddersfield 53°38′20″N 1°47′4″W / 53.63889°N 1.78444°W / 53.63889; -1.78444 (Mouth of River Holme) &&&&&&&&&&&&&072.&&&&&072 m
236 ft
Holmbridge 53°13′15″N 1°49′27″W / 53.22083°N 1.82417°W / 53.22083; -1.82417 (Source of River Holme) &&&&&&&&&&&&0188.&&&&&0188 m
617 ft
&&&&&&&&&&&&&097.40000097.4 km²
37.6 sq miles
How Stean Beck &&&&&&&&&&&&&&06.&&&&&06 km Approx River Nidd at Lofthouse SE 102730 &&&&&&&&&&&&0157.&&&&&0157 m SE 055 728 &&&&&&&&&&&&0338.&&&&&0338 m
Hull &&&&&&&&&&&&&046.84000046.84 km
29.11 miles
River Humber at Kingston upon Hull 53°44′17″N 0°19′55″W / 53.73806°N 0.33194°W / 53.73806; -0.33194 (Mouth of River Hull) &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 m
0 ft
Confluence of Driffield Trout Stream and Little Driffield Beck 53°59′39″N 0°26′25″W / 53.99417°N 0.44028°W / 53.99417; -0.44028 (Source of River Hull) &&&&&&&&&&&&&017.&&&&&017 m
56 ft
&&&&&&&&&&&&0378.100000378.1 km²
146 sq miles
Humber &&&&&&&&&&&&&061.90000061.9 km
38.5 miles
North Sea at Spurn Head 53°32′33″N 0°6′23″E / 53.54250°N 0.10639°E / 53.54250; 0.10639 (Mouth of River Humber) &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 m
0 ft
Trent Falls 53°42′8″N 0°41′46″W / 53.70222°N 0.69611°W / 53.70222; -0.69611 (Start of River Humber) &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 m
0 ft
Not available without Trent Basin
Kyle &&&&&&&&&&&&&&09.3100009.31 km
5.78 miles
River Ouse near Newton-on-Ouse 54°2′5″N 1°13′28″W / 54.03472°N 1.22444°W / 54.03472; -1.22444 (Mouth of River Kyle) &&&&&&&&&&&&&011.&&&&&011 m
36 ft
Confluence of Derrings Beck and Carle Beck near Tholthorpe 54°5′24″N 1°15′38″W / 54.09000°N 1.26056°W / 54.09000; -1.26056 (Source of River Kyle) &&&&&&&&&&&&&012.&&&&&012 m
39 ft
Not available
Laver &&&&&&&&&&&&&015.&&&&&015 km
9.3 miles
River Skell near Ripon 54°7′55″N 1°32′8″W / 54.13194°N 1.53556°W / 54.13194; -1.53556 (Mouth of River Laver) &&&&&&&&&&&&&033.&&&&&033 m
108 ft
Confluence of North Gill Beck and South Gill Beck at Dallowgill 54°8′22″N 1°42′30″W / 54.13944°N 1.70833°W / 54.13944; -1.70833 (Source of River Laver) &&&&&&&&&&&&0170.&&&&&0170 m
560 ft
Not available
Leven &&&&&&&&&&&&&046.20000046.2 km
28.7 miles
River Tees near Yarm 54°30′31″N 1°20′12″W / 54.50861°N 1.33667°W / 54.50861; -1.33667 (Mouth of River Leven) &&&&&&&&&&&&&016.&&&&&016 m
52 ft
Kildale Moor, Nth Yorks 54°27′50″N 1°2′47″W / 54.46389°N 1.04639°W / 54.46389; -1.04639 (Source of River Leven) &&&&&&&&&&&&0279.&&&&&0279 m
915 ft
&&&&&&&&&&&&0196.300000196.3 km²
75.8 sq miles
Little Don River &&&&&&&&&&&&&014.&&&&&014 km approx River Don near Stocksbridge SK 290 979 &&&&&&&&&&&&0132.&&&&&0132 m Harden Moor SK 169 993 &&&&&&&&&&&&0348.&&&&&0348 m
Loxley &&&&&&&&&&&&&016.&&&&&016 km
9.9 miles
River Don, South Yorkshire at Owlerton 53°24′02″N 1°29′13″W / 53.400526°N 1.486888°W / 53.400526; -1.486888 (Mouth of River Loxley) &&&&&&&&&&&&&058.&&&&&058 m
190 ft
Damflask Reservoir near Stacey Bank 53°24′38″N 1°34′16″W / 53.41056°N 1.57111°W / 53.41056; -1.57111 (Source of River Loxley) &&&&&&&&&&&&0133.&&&&&0133 m
436 ft
&&&&&&&&&&&&&043.50000043.5 km²
27 sq miles
Nidd &&&&&&&&&&&&&095.45000095.45 km
59.31 miles
River Ouse, Yorkshire at Nun Monkton 54°0′51″N 1°13′8″W / 54.01417°N 1.21889°W / 54.01417; -1.21889 (Mouth of River Nidd) &&&&&&&&&&&&&013.&&&&&013 m
43 ft
Nidd Heads on Great Whernside 54°10′20″N 2°0′11″W / 54.17222°N 2.00306°W / 54.17222; -2.00306 (Source of River Nidd) &&&&&&&&&&&&0660.&&&&&0660 m
2,170 ft
&&&&&&&&&&&&0516.&&&&&0516 km²
199 sq miles
Ouse &&&&&&&&&&&&&084.&&&&&084 km
52 miles
Trent Falls 53°42′8″N 0°41′46″W / 53.70222°N 0.69611°W / 53.70222; -0.69611 (Confluence of River Ouse and River Trent) &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 m
0 ft
River Ure at Cuddy Shaw Reach 54°2′4″N 1°16′30″W / 54.03444°N 1.27500°W / 54.03444; -1.27500 (Start of River Ouse) &&&&&&&&&&&&&012.&&&&&012 m
39 ft
0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character ","..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character ",".3,315 km²
1,280 sq miles
Ribble &&&&&&&&&&&&&038.48000038.48 km
23.91 milesRiver length within county only
County Border near Swinden 53°58′16″N 2°13′55″W / 53.97111°N 2.23194°W / 53.97111; -2.23194 (River Ribble leaves North Yorkshire) &&&&&&&&&&&&0117.&&&&&0117 m
384 ft
Ribble Head 54°12′42″N 2°21′43″W / 54.21167°N 2.36194°W / 54.21167; -2.36194 (Source of River Ribble) &&&&&&&&&&&&0290.&&&&&0290 m
950 ft
&&&&&&&&&&&&0204.&&&&&0204 km²
79 sq miles
Riccall &&&&&&&&&&&&&018.36000018.36 km
11.41 miles
River Rye 54°12′14″N 0°54′58″W / 54.20389°N 0.91611°W / 54.20389; -0.91611 (Mouth of River Riccall) &&&&&&&&&&&&&024.&&&&&024 m
79 ft
Confluence of Bonfield Gill and Bogmire Gill near Helmsley 54°17′52″N 1°3′40″W / 54.29778°N 1.06111°W / 54.29778; -1.06111 (Source of River Riccall) &&&&&&&&&&&&0130.&&&&&0130 m
430 ft
&&&&&&&&&&&&&057.60000057.6 km²
22.2 sq miles
Rivelin &&&&&&&&&&&&&&06.8100006.81 km
4.23 miles
River Loxley 53°23′59″N 1°30′41″W / 53.39972°N 1.51139°W / 53.39972; -1.51139 (Mouth of River Rivelin) &&&&&&&&&&&&&077.&&&&&077 m
253 ft
Rivelin Dams near Sheffield 53°22′43″N 1°35′11″W / 53.37861°N 1.58639°W / 53.37861; -1.58639 (Source of River Rivelin) &&&&&&&&&&&&0206.&&&&&0206 m
676 ft
Not available
Rother &&&&&&&&&&&&&016.77000016.77 km
10.42 milesRiver length within county only
River Don at Rotherham 53°21′31″N 1°21′43″W / 53.35861°N 1.36194°W / 53.35861; -1.36194 (Mouth of River Rother) &&&&&&&&&&&&&026.&&&&&026 m
85 ft
County Boundary at Eckington 53°18′56″N 1°20′25″W / 53.31556°N 1.34028°W / 53.31556; -1.34028 (River Rother crosses into South Yorkshire) &&&&&&&&&&&&&047.&&&&&047 m
154 ft
&&&&&&&&&&&&0352.200000352.2 km²
136 sq miles
Ryburn &&&&&&&&&&&&&011.40000011.4 km
7.1 miles
River Calder at Sowerby Bridge 53°42′28″N 1°54′42″W / 53.70778°N 1.91167°W / 53.70778; -1.91167 (Mouth of River Ryburn) &&&&&&&&&&&&&080.&&&&&080 m
260 ft
Confluence of unnamed stream and Black Castle Clough near Rishworth 53°39′35″N 2°1′29″W / 53.65972°N 2.02472°W / 53.65972; -2.02472 (Source of River Ryburn) &&&&&&&&&&&&0361.&&&&&0361 m
1,184 ft
&&&&&&&&&&&&&013.&&&&&013 sq miles
Rye &&&&&&&&&&&&&061.50000061.5 km
38.2 miles
River Derwent near Malton 54°10′15″N 0°44′25″W / 54.17083°N 0.74028°W / 54.17083; -0.74028 (Mouth of River Rye) &&&&&&&&&&&&&019.&&&&&019 m
62 ft
Rye Head near Osmotherley 54°22′23″N 1°14′12″W / 54.37306°N 1.23667°W / 54.37306; -1.23667 (Source of River Rye) &&&&&&&&&&&&0302.&&&&&0302 m
991 ft
&&&&&&&&&&&&0679.&&&&&0679 km²
262 sq miles
Ryton &&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.4000003.4 km
2.1 milesRiver length within county only
County Border with Nottinghamshire 53°19′22″N 1°10′19″W / 53.32278°N 1.17194°W / 53.32278; -1.17194 (River Ryton crosses into Nottinghamshire) &&&&&&&&&&&&&048.&&&&&048 m
157 ft
Confluence of Anston Brook and Pudding Dike 53°20′5″N 1°11′26″W / 53.33472°N 1.19056°W / 53.33472; -1.19056 (Source of River Ryton) &&&&&&&&&&&&&071.&&&&&071 m
233 ft
&&&&&&&&&&&&&077.&&&&&077 km²
30 sq miles
Seven &&&&&&&&&&&&&034.90000034.9 km
21.7 miles
River Rye 54°11′13″N 0°51′51″W / 54.18694°N 0.86417°W / 54.18694; -0.86417 (Mouth of River Seven) &&&&&&&&&&&&&022.&&&&&022 m
72 ft
Danby High Moor near Rosedale Abbey 54°24′2″N 0°57′7″W / 54.40056°N 0.95194°W / 54.40056; -0.95194 (Source of River Seven) &&&&&&&&&&&&0330.&&&&&0330 m
1,080 ft
&&&&&&&&&&&&0121.600000121.6 km²
47 sq miles
Sheaf &&&&&&&&&&&&&&09.6000009.6 km
6 miles
River Don 53°23′7″N 1°27′44″W / 53.38528°N 1.46222°W / 53.38528; -1.46222 (Mouth of River Sheaf) &&&&&&&&&&&&&053.&&&&&053 m
174 ft
Confluence of Oldhay Brook and Totley Brook 53°19′12″N 1°31′24″W / 53.32000°N 1.52333°W / 53.32000; -1.52333 (Source of River Sheaf) &&&&&&&&&&&&0143.&&&&&0143 m
469 ft
&&&&&&&&&&&&&049.10000049.1 km²
19 sq miles
Skell &&&&&&&&&&&&&019.&&&&&019 km
12 miles
River Ure near Ripon 54°8′0″N 1°30′3″W / 54.13333°N 1.50083°W / 54.13333; -1.50083 (Mouth of River Skell) &&&&&&&&&&&&&023.&&&&&023 m
75 ft
Howson Ridge near Wath-in-Nidderdale 54°7′2″N 1°44′59″W / 54.11722°N 1.74972°W / 54.11722; -1.74972 (Source of River Skell) &&&&&&&&&&&&0350.&&&&&0350 m
1150 ft
Not available
Skirfare &&&&&&&&&&&&&015.24000015.24 km
9.47 miles
River Wharfe 54°7′8″N 2°2′8″W / 54.11889°N 2.03556°W / 54.11889; -2.03556 (Mouth of River Skirfare) &&&&&&&&&&&&0197.&&&&&0197 m
646 ft
Confluence of Foxup Beck and Cosh Beck 54°11′12″N 2°11′49″W / 54.18667°N 2.19694°W / 54.18667; -2.19694 (Source of River Skirfare) &&&&&&&&&&&&0313.&&&&&0313 m
1,027 ft
Not available
Spen &&&&&&&&&&&&&&08.&&&&&08 km
5 miles
River Calder at Dewsbury 53°40′49″N 1°39′4″W / 53.68028°N 1.65111°W / 53.68028; -1.65111 (Mouth of River Spen) &&&&&&&&&&&&&042.&&&&&042 m
138 ft
Confluence of Hunsworth Beck and Nann Hall Beck in Cleckheaton 53°43′48.2″N 1°42′45.6″W / 53.730056°N 1.712667°W / 53.730056; -1.712667 (Source of River Spen) &&&&&&&&&&&&&081.&&&&&081 m
266 ft
&&&&&&&&&&&&&046.30000046.3 km²
17.9 sq miles
Swale &&&&&&&&&&&&0117.800000117.8 km
73.2 miles
River Ure 54°5′16.27″N 1°20′36.27″W / 54.0878528°N 1.3434083°W / 54.0878528; -1.3434083 (Mouth of River Swale) &&&&&&&&&&&&&011.&&&&&011 m
36.09 ft
Confluence of Birkdale Beck and Great Sleddale Beck 54°24′10.87″N 2°13′21.65″W / 54.4030194°N 2.2226806°W / 54.4030194; -2.2226806 (Source of River Swale) &&&&&&&&&&&&0366.&&&&&0366 m
1,200 ft
0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character ","..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character ",".1,363 km²
526 sq miles
Tees &&&&&&&&&&&&&088.40000088.4 km
54.9 milesRiver length within county only
North Sea at Redcar 54°38′51″N 1°8′57″W / 54.64750°N 1.14917°W / 54.64750; -1.14917 (Mouth of River Tees) &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 m
0 ft
Enters Yorkshire at Gainford 54°32′33″N 1°43′19″W / 54.54250°N 1.72194°W / 54.54250; -1.72194 (River Tees crosses into North Yorkshire) &&&&&&&&&&&&&067.&&&&&067 m
220 ft
0Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character ","..Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character ",".1,264 km²
488 sq miles
Tutt &&&&&&&&&&&&&012.&&&&&012 km approx River Ure at Boroughbridge SE 396 669 &&&&&&&&&&&&&011.&&&&&011 m Nidd SE 324 592 &&&&&&&&&&&&&061.&&&&&061 m
Twiss &&&&&&&&&&&&&&04.1700004.17 km
2.59 miles
Confluence with River Doe at Ingleton 54°9′11″N 2°28′15″W / 54.15306°N 2.47083°W / 54.15306; -2.47083 (Mouth of River Twiss) &&&&&&&&&&&&0118.&&&&&0118 m
387 ft
Keld Head 54°11′3″N 2°28′4″W / 54.18417°N 2.46778°W / 54.18417; -2.46778 (Source of River Twiss) &&&&&&&&&&&&0264.&&&&&0264 km
866 ft
Not available
Ure &&&&&&&&&&&&0118.&&&&&0118 km
73 miles
Cuddy Shaw Reach where renamed to River Ouse 54°2′4″N 1°16′30″W / 54.03444°N 1.27500°W / 54.03444; -1.27500 (End of River Ure) &&&&&&&&&&&&&012.&&&&&012 m
39 ft
Ure Head near Abbotside 54°21′56″N 2°18′4″W / 54.36556°N 2.30111°W / 54.36556; -2.30111 (Source of River Ure) &&&&&&&&&&&&0635.&&&&&0635 m
2,083 ft
&&&&&&&&&&&&0914.600000914.6 km²
353.1 sq miles
Washburn &&&&&&&&&&&&&026.&&&&&026 km
16 miles
River Wharfe near Pool 53°54′39″N 1°39′8″W / 53.91083°N 1.65222°W / 53.91083; -1.65222 (Mouth of River Washburn) &&&&&&&&&&&&&049.&&&&&049 m
161 ft
Washburn Head 54°3′46″N 1°50′50″W / 54.06278°N 1.84722°W / 54.06278; -1.84722 (Source of River Washburn) &&&&&&&&&&&&0391.&&&&&0391 m
1,283 ft
&&&&&&&&&&&&&087.30000087.3 km²
54.2 sq miles
Wenning &&&&&&&&&&&&&013.&&&&&013 km approxRiver length within county only Yorkshire/Lancashire boundary at Bentham SD 623 698 &&&&&&&&&&&&&054.&&&&&054 m Clapham SD 744 673 &&&&&&&&&&&&0124.&&&&&0124 m
Wharfe &&&&&&&&&&&&&097.&&&&&097 km
60 miles
River Ouse at Wharfe's Mouth, near Cawood 53°50′38.76″N 1°7′46.36″W / 53.8441000°N 1.1295444°W / 53.8441000; -1.1295444 (Mouth of River Wharfe) &&&&&&&&&&&&&&04.9000004.9 m
16 ft
Beckermonds, Langstrothdale Chase 54°13′2.93″N 2°11′39.23″W / 54.2174806°N 2.1942306°W / 54.2174806; -2.1942306 (Source of River Wharfe) &&&&&&&&&&&&0310.&&&&&0310 m
1,020 ft
&&&&&&&&&&&&0818.&&&&&0818 km²
316 sq miles
Went &&&&&&&&&&&&&026.70000026.7 km
16.6 miles
River Don near Snaith 53°38′40″N 0°59′27″W / 53.64444°N 0.99083°W / 53.64444; -0.99083 (Mouth of River Went) &&&&&&&&&&&&&&05.&&&&&05 m
16 ft
Confluence of Went Beck and Hessle Beck at Low Ackworth 53°38′54″N 1°20′23″W / 53.64833°N 1.33972°W / 53.64833; -1.33972 (Source of River Went) &&&&&&&&&&&&&032.&&&&&032 m
105 ft
&&&&&&&&&&&&&087.30000087.3 km²
33.7 sq miles
Wiske &&&&&&&&&&&&&046.90000046.9 km
29.1 miles
River Swale near Kirby Wiske 54°14′38″N 1°26′19″W / 54.24389°N 1.43861°W / 54.24389; -1.43861 (Mouth of River Wiske) &&&&&&&&&&&&&021.&&&&&021 m
69 ft
Confluence of Stony Lane Beck and Carr Beck near Ingleby Arncliffe 54°23′10″N 1°19′25″W / 54.38611°N 1.32361°W / 54.38611; -1.32361 (Source of River Wiske) &&&&&&&&&&&&&069.&&&&&069 m
226 ft
&&&&&&&&&&&&0215.500000215.5 km²
83.2 sq miles
Worth &&&&&&&&&&&&&015.20000015.2 km
9.4 miles
River Aire near Keighley 53°52′31″N 1°53′7″W / 53.87528°N 1.88528°W / 53.87528; -1.88528 (Mouth of River Worth) &&&&&&&&&&&&&088.&&&&&088 m
289 ft
Watersheddles Reservoir 53°50′17″N 2°2′49″W / 53.83806°N 2.04694°W / 53.83806; -2.04694 (Source of River Worth) &&&&&&&&&&&&0329.&&&&&0329 m
1,079 ft
&&&&&&&&&&&&&071.70000071.7 km²
27.7 sq miles

Map

River TeesRiver SwaleRiver UreRiver EskRiver DerwentRiver NiddRiver WharfeRiver AireRiver OuseRiver DonRiver HullRiver HumberMain Rivers of Yorkshire. Each label is wikilinked to an article.

Sources

  • Ordnance Survey Open Viewer [1]
  • Google Earth
  • National Environment Research Council - Centre for Ecology and Hydrology [2]
  • Environment Agency [3]
  • Map of main rivers [4]
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