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Origin Heathfield

Mouth Seven Sisters

Length 35 miles (56km)

Basin area 970km

River Adur

Adur Gallery

Watercourse details


The Adur begins as two branches, west and east, which meet west of Henfield at Betley Bridge.

The western Adur rises at Slinfold and flows through Shipley, where it meets Lancing Brook and on to West Grinstead and Knepp Castle. It is tidal as far north as Bines Bridge south of West Grinstead.

The eastern Adur rises at Ditchling Common, crosses into West Sussex and meets another stream at Twineham. It is fed by the Cowfold Stream at Shermanbury.

Mapping the Adur

Adur video cast

River Adur 2 crop 3

Main fish species: 

Chub, Roach, Perch, Pike  and Bream are all caught in the river with Sea Trout known to run up the river although they are not often  fished for. Bass can be caught in the lower tidal reaches along with Mullet.

The 2 branches  meet west of Henfield, before flowing between Upper Beeding and Bramber, through a gap in the South Downs, near Lancing College, and is fed by the Ladywell Stream. The river meets the sea at Shoreham by Sea

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