Category: River Thames VC

River Thames Junction

< York Stream and Moor Cut Junction Maidenhead Ditch North > < Next River ThamesBray Cut Jump > The River Thames flows from right to left across the photograph which is taken from the eastern bank around 3.5km...

Narrow Channel of the Bray Cut

< York Stream and Moor Cut Junction River Thames Junction > < Next River ThamesBray Cut Next > The Bray Cut is very overgrown and barely navigable by canoes, if at all. Restoration is planned but will still...

Overgrown Channel of the Bray Cut

< York Stream and Moor Cut Junction River Thames Junction > < Next River ThamesBray Cut Next > The channel of the Bray Cut is very overgrown and rather shallow.  Headroom is limited by several low bridges and...

Conveyor Bridge across the Bray Cut

< York Stream and Moor Cut Junction River Thames Junction > < Next River ThamesBray Cut Next > The Bray Cut is crossed by a redundant conveyor belt bridge.  The rollers are still in place but the belt...

Crossing the Bray Cut

< York Stream and Moor Cut Junction River Thames Junction > < Next River ThamesBray Cut Next > There are several metal bridges across the Bray Cut, all with low headroom for navigation.

The Bray Cut looks navigable in places

< York Stream and Moor Cut Junction River Thames Junction > < Next River ThamesBray Cut Next > The Bray Cut is probably passable with a canoe, and a little enthusiasm. Cutting back the trees will help a...

Difficult navigation along the Bray Cut

< York Stream and Moor Cut Junction River Thames Junction > < Next River ThamesBray Cut Next > Much of the channel of the Bray Cut is overgrown and dredging will be needed when it is restored, as...

The village of Bray

< York Stream and Moor Cut Junction River Thames Junction > < Next River ThamesBray Cut Next > Bray Cut takes its name from the village and parish of Bray that it passes through.

Bray Cut is almost navigable in places

< York Stream and Moor Cut Junction River Thames Junction > < Next River ThamesBray Cut Next > It’s not hard to imagine small craft cruising along the Bray Cut once the trees have been trimmed back a...

Margaret’s Bridge

< York Stream and Moor Cut Junction River Thames Junction > < Next River ThamesBray Cut Next > The bridge has a circular plaque inscribed with the wording: Margaret’s Bridge. In Memory of Margaret Bowdery MBE.  A founder...

Autumn colours along the Bray Cut

< York Stream and Moor Cut Junction River Thames Junction > < Next River ThamesBray Cut Next > Looking along the Bray Cut on the approach to Maidenhead, with the River Thames behind the camera.

Junction of the Bray Cut with the York Stream and the Moor Cut

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Maidenhead Waterways – Virtual Cruise (VC)

The Maidenhead Waterways run through Maidenhead to the west of the River Thames.  They include the five waterways shown on the map. You can make a virtual cruise (VC) along the part of these...

Junction of the Moor Cut with the Bray Cut and the York Stream

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Junction with Bray Cut and York Stream

< York Stream and Maidenhead Ditch Junction Bray Cut and York Stream Junction > < Next River ThamesMoor Cut Next > Looking south along the Moor Cut in Maidenhead.  The Bray Cut continues straight ahead under the bridge. ...

Arches for the railway bridge

< York Stream and Maidenhead Ditch Junction Bray Cut and York Stream Junction > < Next River ThamesMoor Cut Next > The Great Western Railway Line crosses the Moor Cut on an embankment with arches very similar to...

The Moor Cut is dry for most of its length

< York Stream and Maidenhead Ditch Junction Bray Cut and York Stream Junction > < Next River ThamesMoor Cut Next > For most if its length the Moor Cut in Maidenhead is dry. There are proposals to construct...

Footbridge over the Moor Cut

< York Stream and Maidenhead Ditch Junction Bray Cut and York Stream Junction > < Next River ThamesMoor Cut Next > Although it is normally dry, there’s a bridge to carry the foot path over the Moor Cut...

North end of the Bray Cut

< York Stream and Maidenhead Ditch Junction Bray Cut and York Stream Junction > < Next River ThamesMoor Cut Next > This is the northern end of the Moor Cut, which is usually dry.  The junction is in...

Junction of Moor Cut with York Stream and Maidenhead Ditch

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Junction of Maidenhead Ditch with York Stream and Moor Cut

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Water for the ducks

< Maidenhead Ditch North York Stream & Moor Cut Junction > < Next River ThamesMaidenhead Ditch Next > Looking along the Maidenhead Ditch towards the River Thames. The channel splits here, with the York Stream curving to the...

Almost dry

< Maidenhead Ditch North York Stream & Moor Cut Junction > < Next River ThamesMaidenhead Ditch Next > Looking north along the Maidenhead Ditch, just beyond its junction with York Stream and Moor Cut. There’s just a trickle...

Maidenhead Ditch

< River Thames York Stream & Moor Cut Junction > < Jump River ThamesMaidenhead Ditch Next > There are proposals to make the Maidenhead Ditch navigable but, for now, it carries a trickle of water to feed the...

Junction of the York Stream with the Bray Cut and the Moor Cut

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The straightened channel of the York Stream

< Moor Cut & Maidenhead Ditch Junction Bray Cut & Moor Cut Junction > < Next River ThamesYork Stream Next > The channel of the York Stream has been straightened.  A proposed weir will deepen the water level...

Stafferton Way Bridge

< Moor Cut & Maidenhead Ditch Junction Bray Cut & Moor Cut Junction > < Next River ThamesYork Stream Next > The bridge carries Stafferton Way over the York Stream on the southern edge of Maidenhead town centre....

Narrow channel with low water level

< Moor Cut & Maidenhead Ditch Junction Bray Cut & Moor Cut Junction > < Next River ThamesYork Stream Next > The water level will be raised to navigable depth if the proposed lock and weir are constructed...

Towpath sculpture

< Moor Cut & Maidenhead Ditch Junction Bray Cut & Moor Cut Junction > < Next River ThamesYork Stream Next > An intriguing sculpture sits alongside the path and picnic table between Stafferton Way Bridge and the Railway...

Railway embankment

< Moor Cut & Maidenhead Ditch Junction Bray Cut & Moor Cut Junction > < Next River ThamesYork Stream Next > The embankment carries four tracks of the Great Western Railway Line over the York Stream near the...

Railway Arches in Maidenhead

< Moor Cut & Maidenhead Ditch Junction Bray Cut & Moor Cut Junction > < Next River ThamesYork Stream Next > The large embankment with the three arches carries the four tracks of the Great Western Railway Line...

To narrow for passing?

< Moor Cut & Maidenhead Ditch Junction Bray Cut & Moor Cut Junction > < Next River ThamesYork Stream Next > In Maidenhead, between the railway arches (behind the camera) and York Road Bridge (in the distance) the...

York Stream passing through the centre of Maidenhead

< Moor Cut & Maidenhead Ditch Junction Bray Cut & Moor Cut Junction > < Next River ThamesYork Stream Next > The York Stream passes through the centre of Maidenhead.  Standing on York Road Bridge this is the...

Three arches under Maidenhead High Street

< Moor Cut & Maidenhead Ditch Junction Bray Cut & Moor Cut Junction > < Next River ThamesYork Stream Next > Maidenhead High Street passes over the York Stream on a three arched bridge.  The left hand two...

The York Stream squeezes through Maidenhead

< Moor Cut & Maidenhead Ditch Junction Bray Cut & Moor Cut Junction > < Next River ThamesYork Stream Next > Looking north towards St Cloud Way Bridge in Maidenhead this is the York Stream.

Wider than most places

< Moor Cut & Maidenhead Ditch Junction Bray Cut & Moor Cut Junction > < Next River ThamesYork Stream Next > The channel of the York Stream widens a little to the north of St Cloud Way Bridge in...

Approaching the Junction

< Moor Cut & Maidenhead Ditch Junction Bray Cut & Moor Cut Junction > < Next River ThamesYork Stream Next > Looking north along the York Stream at Maidenhead.  Just beyond the carved tree stump near the centre...