River Kennett at Dalham, dry in August, 2005
|- location||near Dalham, Suffolk, East Anglia, England|
|- elevation||108 m (354 ft)|
|- location||near Freckenham, Suffolk, England|
|- elevation||0 m (0 ft)|
|Length||28 km (17 mi)|
The River Kennett rises in the hills just west of Cowlinge Hall in western Suffolk at an altitude of around 108m above sea level. It flows north-east to the village of Cowlinge before turning west for around a mile, crossing the county border into Cambridgeshire in the parish of Kirtling. After only a couple of miles in Cambridgeshire it crosses back into Suffolk just north of Lidgate and flows north through Dalham and Moulton. At Kentford it forms the Suffolk-Cambridgeshire border for around a mile followed by a mile in Cambridgeshire just north of the village of Kennett, after which it again forms the county border for around three miles as it runs past Red Lodge.
The exact course of the river has changed many times over the centuries. Some evidence of this can be inferred from its deviations from the Kennett parish boundary.
- Jones, Bob (6 March 2009). "River Kennett at Badlingham". Wikimedia Commons. Retrieved 2012-11-09.
The River Kennett becomes Lee Brook at Freckenham, and joins the River Lark near West Row.
- A. D. Mills. A Dictionary of British Place Names. Oxford University Press.
- "Kentford history".
- "History and Research Moulton Packhorse Bridge". English Heritage. Retrieved 16 November 2012.