The River Hamble Harbour Authority

Hamble Learning Zone

The Hamble River and its surrounding area provides a fascinating real world setting for learning. Find information about the river, places to visit and things to do.


About the Hamble River

  • Location - Hampshire – United Kingdom
  • Source - Near Bishops Waltham
  • Mouth - Flows into Southampton Water between Hamble – le - Rice and Warsash.
  • Length – 7.5 miles (12kms)
  • Direction – Flows southwards
  • Nature – Non-tidal Bishops Waltham to Botley. Tidal from Botley to Southampton Water.
  • Settlements – The course of the river takes it via Botley, Bursledon and Swanwick – to Hamble /Warsash.
  • Key Use – Major recreational/leisure activity resource. Other riverine industries and services.