Rivers of Great Britain

Can you identify some of the larger rivers in England (Eng), Wales (Wal) or Scotland (Sco). They all have a length greater than 20 miles (32km).
  • One of these rivers is made up from two names which are effectively a continuation of the
    same river so the total length is used. Either name will be accepted.
There is a more complete version of this quiz for the whole of the UK, with a map, available at Ultimate Rivers of the UK (with map) and if you want to test what you know about the cities and towns and the rivers which flow through them, try UK Cities, Towns & their Rivers (with map).
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Last updated: February 14, 2020
First submittedMarch 1, 2013
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Length
Country
River
220mi (354km)
Eng & Wal
Severn
215mi (346km)
Eng
Thames
185mi (297km)
Eng
Trent
143mi (230km)
Eng
Great Ouse
134mi (215km)
Eng & Wal
Wye
129mi (208km)
Eng
Ure/Ouse (Yorkshire)
120mi (193km)
Sco
Tay
109mi (175km)
Sco
Clyde
107mi (172km)
Sco
Spey
100mi (161km)
Eng
Nene
97mi (156km)
Sco
Tweed
96mi (154km)
Eng
Avon (Warks)
90mi (145km)
Eng
Eden
85mi (137km)
Sco
Dee (Aberdeenshire)
82mi (132km)
Sco
Don (Aberdeenshire)
82mi (132km)
Eng
Witham
81mi (131km)
Eng & Wal
Teme
75mi (120km)
Eng
Avon (Bristol)
75mi (120km)
Eng
Ribble
73mi (118km)
Eng
Swale
73mi (118km)
Eng
Tyne
72mi (115km)
Eng
Derwent (Yorkshire)
71mi (114km)
Eng
Aire
70mi (113km)
Eng & Wal
Dee (Wales)
70mi (113km)
Eng
Don (Yorkshire)
70mi (113km)
Eng
Medway
70mi (113km)
Eng
Mersey
70mi (113km)
Sco
Nith
70mi (113km)
Eng
Tees
68mi (109km)
Wal
Tywi
66mi (106km)
Eng
Derwent (Derbyshire)
65mi (105km)
Eng
Welland
63mi (101km)
Sco
Findhorn
61mi (98km)
Eng
Tamar
61mi (98km)
Sco
Deveron
60mi (98km)
Eng
Avon (Hampshire)
Length
Country
River
60mi (97km)
Eng
Exe
60mi (97km)
Eng
Stour (Dorset)
60mi (97km)
Eng
Wear
60mi (97km)
Eng
Weaver
60mi (97km)
Eng
Wharfe
59mi (95km)
Eng
Nidd
58mi (93km)
Eng
Torridge
56mi (90km)
Wal
Usk
55mi (89km)
Sco
Forth
50mi (80km)
Wal
Teifi
49mi (79km)
Sco
Annan
48mi (78km)
Eng
Wensum
47mi (76km)
Eng
Stour (Suffolk)
46mi (74km)
Sco
Earn
44mi (71km)
Eng
Lune
43mi (69km)
Eng
Cam
42mi (68km)
Eng
Lea
40mi (65km)
Eng
Coquet
40mi (65km)
Eng
Humber
40mi (65km)
Wal
Taff
40mi (65km)
Eng
Test
40mi (65km)
Eng
Windrush
39mi (63km)
Eng
Irwell
37mi (60km)
Eng
Arun
37mi (60km)
Eng
Parrett
35mi (55km)
Wal
Clywd
32mi (51km)
Eng
Yare
30mi (48km)
Eng
Frome (Dorset)
30mi (48km)
Wal
Tawe
28mi (45km)
Eng
Esk
28mi (45km)
Eng
Itchen
28mi (45km)
Eng
Wyre
27mi (43km)
Wal
Conwy
22mi (35km)
Eng
Axe
21mi (33km)
Wal
Ystwyth
20mi (32km)
Eng
Frome (Bristol)
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Level 69
May 15, 2017
Whatabout the Cam..runs through Cambridge approx miles long from source to river Ouse' Also River Weaver in Cheshire is over 50 miles long
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Level 69
Jun 1, 2017
True, the Cam wasn't on the list as its upper reaches are sometimes referred to as the Granta, though Cam is used interchangeably. Regarding the Weaver, it was probably missed as I was considering just the Weaver Navigation. Both now added, thanks.
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Level 52
Jan 5, 2018
Wyre? Wear? Nidd?
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Level 69
Jan 17, 2018
Very true, thanks. Not sure why they were missed but they're now added
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Level 69
Oct 8, 2018
Great quiz and very testing.
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Level 48
Dec 12, 2018
The other Derwent - Derbyshire?
+1
Level 69
Dec 12, 2018
Thanks for that. Now added.
+1
Level 69
Aug 8, 2019
Updated.
+1
Level 69
Aug 14, 2019
Updated.