River Trent - The Staffordshire Trent

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The river flows through Stoke leaving the city beside the A500 with a series of culverts and channels.

Stoke-on-Trent to Great Haywood


Leaving the city the river flows past Trentham Gardens. Due to effluent discharges the 5km below Stoke has the poorest water quality on the entire river.

SJ8744 : River Trent in Stoke-on-Trent by Mat Fascione SJ8743 : River Trent at Sideway by Steven Birks SJ8641 : River Trent, Trentham Gardens by David Dixon SJ8640 : River Trent - Trentham Gardens by DS Pugh SJ8739 : Trentham Estate - Bend on the River Trent by Alan Heardman

It now adopts the character of a lowland river with dairy or sheep and cattle farming on the narrow floodplain surrounded by gently rolling hills. The river used to provide cooling water for Meaford Power Station (1947-1990) whose cooling towers were demolished in 1991. The next major settlement, Stone, the ancient capital of Mercia, was a market town famous for its brewers, Joules and Bents.

SJ8737 : Floodplain of River Trent near Tittensor by Gill  Stott SJ8836 : River Trent near Meaford by Gill  Stott SJ8933 : Localised flooding in the Trent Valley by N Chadwick SJ9033 : Sewage pipe bridge over the River Trent by John M SJ9033 : Slalom Course, River Trent, Stone by Stephen Pearce SJ9033 : The Old Walton Bridge, Stone by Stephen Pearce

The river follows a corridor shared with the Trent and Mersey Canal and the railway. The soils between Stoke and Great Haywood are mainly gley based alluvial types overlying Triassic Sherwood Sandstone and Mercian Mudstone.

SJ9033 : River Trent Scene by Gordon Griffiths SJ9132 : River Trent upstream of Aston by Stone bridge by John M SJ9132 : River Trent upstream of A51 bridge by John M SJ9132 : River Trent - A51 bridge by John M SJ9132 : River Trent downstream of A51 bridge by John M SJ9131 : River Trent downstream of  Aston by Stone bridge by John M

Between Aston and Burston the farmland is managed as washlands to protect more vulnerable areas downstream

SJ9231 : River Trent in flood by Gillie Rhodes SJ9230 : Winter floods near Burston by David Emley SJ9330 : River Trent by Ian Cardinal SJ9330 : River Trent upstream of Burston Bridge by John M SJ9330 : River Trent at Burston Bridge by John M SJ9330 : River Trent looking upstream at Burston Bridge by John M

The farmland is mainly used for grazing with estates at Sandon and Weston.

SJ9330 : River Trent at Burston by David Emley SJ9428 : River Trent upstream of Sandon Bridge by John M SJ9428 : Sandon Bridge by John M SJ9428 : River Trent downstream of Sandon Bridge by John M SJ9527 : River Trent - upstream of Salt Bridge by John M SJ9527 : River Trent  Bridge by John M
SJ9527 : The river Trent, Salt by Stephen Pearce SJ9527 : Casey Bridge View by Gordon Griffiths SJ9627 : Trent Farm and the River Trent by Mat Fascione SJ9627 : Grazing by the River Trent near Weston, Staffordshire by Roger  Kidd SJ9627 : The River Trent, Weston by Stephen Pearce SJ9627 : River Trent, upstream by Stephen Pearce
SJ9627 : Weston Bridge crossing the River Trent by Mat Fascione SJ9627 : Weston Bridge, Weston near Stafford by Stephen Pearce SJ9726 : Grazing Land by the River Trent, Weston, Staffordshire by Roger  Kidd SJ9923 : A view of the Trent by stephen betteridge SJ9626 : The River Trent west of Weston, Staffordshire by Roger  Kidd

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