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River Cuckmere

River Cukmere RS

Origin Heathfield
Mouth Seven Sisters
Length 35 miles (56km)
Basin area 970km

The Cuckmere watercourse details

Cuckmere Map

The River Cuckmere rises near Heathfield in East Sussex, England on the southern slopes of the Weald. The name of the river probably comes from an Old English word meaning fast-flowing, since it descends over 100 m (328 ft) in its initial four miles (6.4 km). Eventually flowing into the English Channel, it is the only undeveloped river mouth on the Sussex coast. The stretch below Exceat bridge was altered in Victorian times and an Oxbow lake formed although this is likely to be reclaimed as saltmarsh in the near future by the EA


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