It rises south of Bishopbridge (west of Market Rasen), passes through Brigg and flows into the Humber at South Ferriby. There is an historic suspension bridge crossing the navigation at Horkstow .
Boats have used the river for many centuries, and it was an important route for transporting cargo from the rural communities to the industrial towns.
The river runs in two intertwining channels known as the "Old River Ancholme" and the "New River Ancholme". While the Old River maintains its natural course, the New River flows almost straight as it is the product of engineering work.
As early as the 13th century local landowners paid subscriptions for work to be undertaken with the aim of facilitating navigation and land drainage. The river's charter is one of the oldest in the country.
Suspension bridge at Horkstow
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The River Ancholme.