This has been public land for hundreds of years, and what you'll find interesting is that the River Ouse, which flows into the sea eighty kilometres away, has its source in the common.
The river runs alongside the canal.
the rivers of France
the river Thames
n. to sell down the river：欺骗；出卖；背叛
You thought her usefulness was over. So you sold her down the river.
A river of blood flowed down the street.