Junction of Moor Cut with York Stream and Maidenhead Ditch. 181106-130247 – SU 89184 81607 – THAMES-MC 093-860
To the north of Maidenhead the Moor Cut meets the York Stream which has followed a more easterly route through the centre of Maidenhead since the channels split to the south of the centre.
The Moor Cut is to the right of the carved tree stump and is largely dry. The York stream passes to the left of the tree stump.
Straight ahead, to the north, the channels combine to form the Maidenhead Ditch.
The Maidenhead Waterways run through Maidenhead to the west of the River Thames. They include the five waterways shown on the map.
Map showing the route of the Maidenhead Waterways. 181120-1749
You can make a virtual cruise (VC) along the part of these waterways from the comfort of your armchair. Just select your starting point below, then click the next buttons to move along the waterway.
The very northern section of the Maidenhead Ditch and the White Brook aren’t yet covered by a virtual cruise.
Junction of the Moor Cut with the Bray Cut and the York Stream. 181106-123922 – SU 89448 80657 – THAMES-MC 092-675
The Bray Cut runs from its junction with the River Thames to the outskirts of Maidenhead where the channel split at a “Y” shaped junction.
To the right, passing under the bridge, is the Moor Cut which once carried water but is now dry for most of its length. Restoration is proposed to convert it back into a navigable channel.
Curving to the left, following the line of the footpath, is the York Stream which is navigable by small craft through the centre of Maidenhead.
The York Stream and the Moor Cut meet again and merge into a single channel on the far side of Maidenhead.
Junction with Bray Cut and York Stream.181106-133409 – SU 89419 80705 – THAMES-MC 092-735
Looking south along the Moor Cut in Maidenhead. The Bray Cut continues straight ahead under the bridge. The York Stream runs approximately parallel to the Moor Cut to the right, with the junction of the three waterways near the centre of the photo.
There are proposals to construct a lock and weir this side of the bridge to raise the water levels this side to navigable depth.
Arches for the railway bridge.181106-133857 – SU 89383 80824 – THAMES-MC 092-855
The Great Western Railway Line crosses the Moor Cut on an embankment with arches very similar to the
crossing on the York Stream.
The Moor Cut is dry for most of its length. 181106-134940 – SU 89364 81353 – THAMES-MC 093-430
For most if its length the Moor Cut in Maidenhead is dry.
There are proposals to construct a lock and weir further south, on the Bray Cut, to raise water level and to dig out this cut to make it navigable.
Footbridge over the Moor Cut. 181106-135314 – SU 89296 81577 – THAMES-MC 093-675
Although it is normally dry, there’s a bridge to carry the foot path over the Moor Cut in Maidenhead.
North end of the Bray Cut. 181106-135359 – SU 89252 81577 – THAMES-MC 093-700
This is the northern end of the Moor Cut, which is usually dry. The junction is in the centre of the photo where it meets the York Stream which flows in front of the building to our left.
Straight ahead the Moor Cut and the York Stream merge to form the Maidenhead Ditch.
Junction of Moor Cut with York Stream and Maidenhead Ditch. 181106-130247 – SU 89184 81607 – THAMES-YS 093-860
To the north of Maidenhead the York Stream meets the Moor Cut which has followed a more easterly route through the centre of Maidenhead since the channels split to the south of the centre.
The Moor Cut is largely dry – with proposals for restoration to enable navigation again.
To the north the channels combine to form the Maidenhead Ditch.