Farson Digital Watercams

Welcome to Farson Digital Watercams, the world's first network of HD cameras broadcasting live from the UK's and Republic of Ireland's waterways. With real-time video feeds, a searchable archive of images and comprehensive data including river heights, rainfall data, tide times and weather, you can always make sure the conditions are perfect before you set off. Click on a camera location or zoom to a region.

You will see a number of orange and purple icons. The orange ones represent the locations of our webcams, the purple ones show the gauging stations - these are the locations where we provide local information about water levels, rainfall and other data to show the current or historical state of the river.

If you are a newcomer to this site we strongly advise you go to the Help page where we give guidance about making best use of its many features.

Our aim is to provide the most comprehensive network of webcams for use in helping to show current river levels for operational, flood monitoring and leisure purposes, to see regular and up to date images and information on rivers from the UK and Ireland. We want to make sure that you know everything you need to be aware of the conditions on your favourite river, and continually invest and research in new ways to bring you this information.

One popular use for this site is also to monitor the effects of heavy rain on flooding conditions, with floods of areas such as the Ouse through York, and the Wear through Durham, providing striking imagery of the force of nature that is torrential and persistant rainfall!

You can keep up to date with the latest news about the rivers we monitor through our webcams, and unique scenes or events that are captured by them, by following our twitter account: @farsondigital. Keeping up with our twitter feed means you'll never miss out on these spectacular views, all from the warmth and safety of your office or living room!  

Update May 2014: Thanks to everyone that took part in our customer survey last year, your views helped us to create this new site.