Learn more about this naturally occurring tidal wave and find out when and where you can view it.
The Trent Aegir is a naturally occurring tidal wave like the Severn Bore which forms as the rising tide forces a large volume of water through a narrowing river channel with a rising river bed. Sometimes the rising tide merely changes the flow of the river rather than creating a visible wave.
The Trent Aegir occurs in the River Trent and is named after the god of the seashore or ocean in Norse mythology.
When can you see it?
The Trent Aegir usually appears during high spring tides and the most reliable time to see it is after a long period of dry weather.
Its size can be affected by winds and freshwater levels. High freshwater levels can reduce its height and delay its arrival. A following wind can increase its height and advance its arrival.
Where can you see it?
You can view the Trent Aegir between Derrythorpe and Gainsborough. The best viewing locations are:
A large Aegir can attract large crowds. Please respect the locals and park your car sensibly. Keep to public footpaths and roads as the adjoining land and accesses are privately owned.