Tributaries of the River Trent
|Fri, 2 Apr 2010 11:31
|This gallery shows a representative collection of photographs taken by Geograph contributors for the tributaries of the River Trent.
For a gallery of the River Trent see
The first post gives an overview of the tributaries from the source in Staffordshire to the Humber Estuary and further posts will give a collection of photographs for the individual tributaries including their tributaries.
Starting with the Staffordshire tributaries.
The Fowlea Brook flows trough Etruria to join the River Trent in Stoke
The Lyme Brook flows from Newcastle under Lyme to Trentham
The River Sow with its tributaries the River Penk and Meece Brook joins the River Trent at Shugborough, Staffordshire
The River Blithe joins the River Trent at King’s Bromley, Staffordshire
The River Swarbourn joins the River Trent north of Alrewas
The River Tame with its tributaries the River Rea, River Blythe and River Anker joins the River Trent at east of Alrewas, Staffordshire
The River Mease joins the River Trent at Croxhall
|Sun, 6 Jun 2010 10:19
|Moving on to Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire.
For a gallery of the River Trent see
The River Dove with its tributaries the Churnet, Manifold and Henmore Brook joins the River Trent near Newton Solney, Derbyshire
The River Derwent with its tributaries the Amber and Wye joins the River Trent at Derwent Mouth, Derbyshire
The River Soar with its tributaries the Sence, Wreake and Rothley Brook joins the River Trent at Radcliffe on Soar
The River Erewash joins the River Trent at Attenborough
The River Leen rises near Kirkby in Ashfield and joins the River Trent near Wilford
The River Greet rises near Kirklington and joins the River Trent near Fiskerton
The River Devon with its tributary the River Smite rises near Eastwell and joins the River Trent at Newark.
The River Idle rises near Markham Moor and joins the River Trent at Stockwith near Misterton.
|Fri, 30 Jul 2010 01:32
|In Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire:
The Fairham Brook issues near Old Dalby in Leicestershire and joins the Trent just south west of Clifton Bridge, Nottingham
The Polser Brook has been suggested as an alternative route for the Grantham Canal to reach the Trent if it is restored to full navigation.
|Fri, 30 Jul 2010 21:06
|The River Blithe rises to the east of Stoke on Trent and flows south to join the River Trent near King's Bromley
The upper reaches and source are not photographed yet but starting for the moment at Cresswell.
The river passes through Blithfield Reservoir
The reservoir opened in 1953 has a capacity of 18200 million litres providing drinking water to South Staffordshire and Walsall. 24 million litres of water are released as compensation flow downstream of the dam.
South of the reservoir to its confluence with the River Trent at Nethertown.
Interestingly since the 1990s water has been pumped back from near the confluence with the Trent at Nethertown to Blithfield Reservoir to replenish the water levels in the reservoir.
|Sat, 31 Jul 2010 17:45
|The River Sow rises near Broughton, Staffordshire and flows southwest through Stafford to join the River Trent near Great Haywood, Staffordshire
The river flows through farmland feeding a number of mill pools to reach Cop Mere
The river is joined from the north by a major tributary the Meece Brook near Little Bridgford. The Meece Brook catchment lies to the west of Stone and Stoke.
Entering Stafford the river is joined by a second major tributary the River Penk. The River Penk catchment lies to the north and west of Wolverhampton. Below the confluence the river is prone to flooding.
The final section of river flows through farmland on the northern edge of Cannock Chase to Shugborough Hall and the confluence with the River Trent.
The Meece Brook, a tributary of the River Sow, rises near Millmeece and joins the River Sow near Little Bridgford.
Izaak Walton, author of the Compleat Angler, lived alongside the Meece Brook at Shallowford.
|Sun, 1 Aug 2010 10:02
|The River Penk rises on the high ground at Perton, Staffordshire and flows north east to join the River Sow at Radford Meadows, Stafford.
Passing though Penkridge which takes its name from the river. Crossing points over the river have been used from ancient times and now include motorway and railway.
The river joins the River Sow west of Stafford. Radford Meadows is a Nature Reserve and SSSI.
|Sun, 8 May 2011 09:43
|The River Dove from Dovehead(near Axe Edge) and joins the River Trent downstream of Burton-on-Trent
From the source the river meanders southeast towards Hartington
The nature and direction of the river changes to south as it enters the scenic dales of the White Peak,
South of Thorpe the countryside flattens out to become a lowland floodplain at Doveridge near Uttoxeter.
The flow direction changes from south to southeast as the river wanders across the floodplain.
|Sun, 8 May 2011 11:06
|The River Tean a tributary of the River Dove rises above Cheadle and flows south to join the River Dove at Uttoxeter