River Bain, North Yorkshire

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River Bain
River Bain - geograph.org.uk - 1410271.jpg
River Bain near Countersett
Country England
Main source Semerwater
252 metres (827 ft)
54°17′3″N 2°7′22″W / 54.28417°N 2.12278°W / 54.28417; -2.12278
River mouth River Ure (at Bainbridge)
54°18′45″N 2°6′3″W / 54.31250°N 2.10083°W / 54.31250; -2.10083Coordinates: 54°18′45″N 2°6′3″W / 54.31250°N 2.10083°W / 54.31250; -2.10083
Physical characteristics
Length 3.95 kilometres (2.45 mi)

The River Bain is a river in North Yorkshire, England. As a tributary of the River Ure, it is one of the shortest named rivers. The river is home to the small scale hydroelectricity project River Bain Hydro located at Bainbridge.[1]


The river leaves the second-largest natural lake in North Yorkshire, Semerwater, in a north-east direction past the hamlet of Countersett.[2] After a couple of gentle meanders it runs though woodland before slowly turning northward. It passes under the A684 road in Bainbridge and joins the River Ure to the east of Yore Bridge opposite the mouth of Grange Beck.



  • Ordnance Survey Open View [1]


  1. ^ "Official switch on for river Bain hydro". Resonance Limited. 17 May 2011. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Semerwater". Retrieved 27 February 2011.