Tributaries of the River Trent

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River Sow

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
SJ7630 : River Sow upstream of the bridge at Blorepipe by John M SJ7730 : River Sow downstream of the bridge at Blorepipe by John M SJ7730 : Mill Pool at Offley Mill by John M SJ7830 : Waterwheels at Offley Mill by John M
SJ7829 : River Sow looking downstream by John M SJ7929 : Walk Mill Pool by Anne Pollitt SJ8129 : River Sow upstream near 'The Hough' by John M SJ8129 : River Sow downstream of the bridge at Pershall by John M
SJ8129 : River Sow upstream of the bridge at Pershall by John M SJ8129 : River Sow downstream near 'The Hough' by John M SJ8029 : Cop Mere by John M SJ8029 : Cop Mere by Anne Pollitt

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.
SJ8329 : River Sow bridge near Eccleshall by John M SJ8329 : River Sow downstream near Eccleshall by John M SJ8429 : River Sow downstream near Hilcote Hall by John M SJ8628 : River Sow at Chebsey by Derek Harper SJ8727 : River Sow upstream at Little Bridgeford by John M
SJ8727 : River Sow at Little Bridgeford by Geoff Pick SJ8727 : River Sow bridge at Little Bridgeford by John M SJ8827 : Gauging Station on the River Sow by John M SJ8826 : 2008 : Bridge over the River Sow by Maurice Pullin SJ8826 : The River Sow and pasture, Great Bridgeford by Andrew Smith
SJ8826 : Flooding, River Sow by N ChadwickSJ8926 : Meandering River by Stephen Pearce SJ8925 : Flooding in the Sow Valley by N Chadwick SJ9024 : River Sow by Derek Harper
SJ9123 : River Sow, Stafford by Simon Huguet SJ9123 : Broad Eye Mill by Chris Shaw SJ9123 : River Sow by Derek Harper SJ9123 : River Sow by Derek Harper

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.
SJ9223 : River Sow, looking west by P L Chadwick SJ9223 : The River Sow, Stafford by Stephen Pearce SJ9223 : Riverside Walk, Stafford by Stephen Pearce SJ9122 : River Sow, Stafford by Simon Huguet SJ9222 : River Sow near the town centre by Row17
SJ9222 : River and Cycleway by Stephen Pearce SJ9222 : Not a Pretty Sight by Stephen Pearce SJ9222 : River Sow, Victoria Park, Stafford. by Tim Marshall SJ9422 : Evening in the valley of the River Sow by Row17

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.
SJ9422 : Bridge Over River Sow by Geoff Pick SJ9322 : The River Sow, Stafford by Stephen Pearce SJ9922 : Shugborough Hall by Graham Taylor SJ9922 : The Essex Bridge at Shugborough, Staffordshire by Roger  Kidd SJ9922 : The Sow Joins the Trent, Shugborough, Staffs by Tim Marshall

The Meece Brook, a tributary of the River Sow, rises near Millmeece and joins the River Sow near Little Bridgford.

SJ8333 : Meece Brook, Millmeece by Simon Huguet SJ8630 : Meece Brook upstream at Norton Bridge by John M SJ8630 : Meece Brook downstream at Norton Bridge by John M SJ8830 : Brook by Stephen Pearce SJ8729 : Meece Brook downstream near Shallowford by John M

Izaak Walton, author of the Compleat Angler, lived alongside the Meece Brook at Shallowford.

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