The River Gipping Trust – Preserving your historic waterway through Suffolk

The River Gipping Trust is preserving the historic heritage of the Stowmarket Navigation by restoring the structures that enabled navigation of the River Gipping from the centre of Stowmarket to the docks in Ipswich and caring for the flora and fauna of The Gipping Valley.

We are planning a major project to replace a bridge over the river. Click on the map >> to find out more.
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Your donation will help us to do even more.

The Trust is a registered charity and we rely on voluntary donations for everything we do. We are all volunteers so 100% of your money will go towards our work. Can you help us?

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Plan of the route of the Stowmarket Navigation (River Gipping)

This map shows the route of the Stowmarket Navigation and the location of the 15 locks that were needed to overcome the height difference between Stowmarket and Ipswich (90 feet or 27.5 metres). Total length of the Navigation is 16 miles.