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The river viewed from Marriott's Way, Hellesdon. The Anglian Water fish farm is on the far bank
River Tud is located in Norfolk
River Tud
Location of the river mouth within Norfolk
Country England
Region Norfolk
Physical characteristics
Main source north of Shipdham
76 m (249 ft)
52°38′35″N 0°54′35″E / 52.6430°N 0.9097°E / 52.6430; 0.9097
River mouth River Wensum
4 m (13 ft)
52°38′47″N 1°14′55″E / 52.6464°N 1.2486°E / 52.6464; 1.2486
Length 27.0 km (16.8 mi)
Basin features
River system River Wensum

River Tud is a tributary of the River Wensum, Norfolk in the East of England. The Tud's source is just south of East Dereham and it flows in an easterly direction for 27 kilometres (17 mi) to its confluence with the Wensum below Hellesdon mill.


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The Tud in the background merges with the Wensum below Hellesdon Mill

The Tud passes through the villages of North Tuddenham, Hockering, East Tuddenham, Honingham, Easton, Costessey and finally flows under the Marriott's Way before joining the Wensum at Hellesdon Mill.


The Tud's water is crystal clear, shallow, fast-flowing and has lush weed beds full of aquatic life including crayfish, lampreys, bullheads, freshwater shrimps and stone loach.


The river is well known for the quality dace fishing. Trout can also be caught particularly in the upper reaches. Angling is mostly private. The river has suffered from the odd case of pollution.

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