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Ore and Alde, Rivers

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Courtesy Flag

Flag, Red Ensign

Waypoint

Orford Haven Buoy 52:01'.604 N 001:27.'987 E Buoy liable to be moved.

Charts

Admiralty 2695, SC5607

Rules & Regulations

Unknown

Hazards

Constantly changing entrance channel, Seas Break, Dangerous in onshore winds, LOCAL KNOWLEDGE ADVISED.

Tidal Data Times & Range

Entrance Dover +0015 MHWS 3.2m, MHWN 2.6m, MLWN 1.0m, MLWS 0.4m Orford Quay: Dover +0100 Slaughden Quay: Dover +0155   (links)

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General Description

The rivers Ore and Alde are actually just one stretch of water that wind their way from Shingle Street to Snape Maltings.... ... read more

Approach

If approaching from the South, Harwich or the Deben, it is fairly straightforward.... ... read more

Berthing, Mooring & Anchoring

Anchoring is possible anywhere within the River out of the main channel, with holding varying from good mud to dodgy shingle, but be aware that this has become a very popular place especially for yuppies at the weekend. You could be plagued by PWCs, paddleboarders and lots of yoof making lots of noise - on the other hand you may enjoy that atmosphere so, if so, it's just the place for you. ... read more

Your Ratings & Comments

14 comments
Update April 2023
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 13th Apr 2023
We've included a link to a new download for the entrance
Update May 2022
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 25th May 2022
I reviewed these notes in May 2022.
UPDATE SPRING 2021
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 26th Apr 2021
I reviewed these notes in April 2021. The Orford Quay Warden has warned that the 2021 entrance chart is "provisional"
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Further Update Spring 2019
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 1st May 2019
The new East Coast Pilot chart of the entrance has been published and a link to it is now in the notes above.
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river ore entrance
Written by orca 2 | 24th Apr 2019
Came in here last week following the marks in and found about 2 meters most of the way in at half tide
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Update Spring 2019
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 9th Apr 2019
WE HAVE BEEN INFORMED THAT LOCAL SKIPPERS HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO FIND A DEEP WATER CHANNEL HERE AND THAT THE 2018 CHART ON THE EASTCOASTPILOT WEBSITE IS UNUSABLE.
Orford facilities update
Written by Johng1 | 5th Jan 2019
The friedly village store is under new management and no longer closes Wed and Sun afternoons nor is it now 'snooty and overpriced' (see comment 2014). Post Office including cash services 7 days a week so no need for a bank. The garage will close end Jan 2018 so fuel not available locally.
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UPDATE SPRING 2018
Written by Don Thomson | 2nd May 2018
A link to the entry channel has been updated
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Updated chartlet
Written by Plum | 26th Jul 2015
The chartlet linked above is version 2. There is now a version 3 available here http://www.eastcoastpilot.com/Ore2015v3.pdf

Keep up the good work on this excellent website.

Colin. Www.solocoastalsailing.co.uk
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Update 2015
Written by dononshytalk | 16th Apr 2015
These notes were reviewed by Don in mid April 2015. Everything is up to date but note that the Ore estuary survey is still that of 2014.
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