Category Archives: River Facts

River Wensum Facts and Information

Here are some facts about the River Wensum in Norfolk.

  • The River Wensum is a tributary of the River Yare (even though the Yare is larger than the Wensum).
  • The river passes by Carrow Road (Norwich City FC’s stadium). One end of the ground was once named The River End.
  • The name Wensum comes from the Old English for winding.
  • The Wensum’s source is in northwest Nofolk, close to the villages of Colkirk and Whissonsett.
  • It flows through several towns and villages, including: Sculthorpe, Fakenham, Great Ryburgh and Norwich.
  • There are lots of water mills on the River Wensum, including: Hempton Mill, Guist Mill, Bintry Mill, Lyng Mill and Hellesdon Mill.
  • The Wensum has three tributaries – River Tat, River Tud and River Ainse.
  • The River Wensum is a chalk river and it is a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
  • Its lower sections form part of the Norfolk Broads.
  • The River Wensum is approximately 75km long.
  • The river is popular among anglers for its barbel, chub and brown trout.
  • Several bridges in Norwich span the River Wensum, including: Bishop Bridge (dating from 1345), Foundry Bridge, Carrow Bridge, and Whitefriars Bridge.
  • The River Wensum joins the River Yare at Whitlingham.

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Vauxhall Bridge: Facts and Information

Here are some facts about Vauxhall Bridge. The Vauxhall Bridge is a an arch bridge that crosses the River Thames in London, linking Vauxhall and Pimlico. It is made from steel and granite and opened in 1906. Vauxhall Bridge replaced Regent Bridge (later known as Vauxhall Bridge), which was used from 1816 to 1898. When… Continue Reading

River Taff: Facts and Information

Here are some facts about the River Taff. The River Taff is formed at Cefn-coed-y-cymmer in Merthyr Tydfil in Wales at the confluence (meeting point) of the rivers Taf Fechan and Taf Fawr. It flows through Pontypridd, underneath the M4 Motorway and Cardiff. It’s mouth is in Cardiff Bay, close to the mouth of the… Continue Reading

River Tyne: Facts and Information

Here are some facts about the River Tyne. The River Tyne is formed at Warden Rock near Hexham at the confluence (meeting point) of two rivers, the North Tyne (with its source in Kielder, Northumberland) and the South Tyne (with its source in Alston Moor, Cumbria). The river flows through Corbridge, divides Newcastle and Gateshead,… Continue Reading

River Ribble: Facts and Information

Here are some facts about the River Ribble. The River Ribble starts at Ribblehead at the confluence (meeting point) of the Gayle Beck and Cam Beck rivers. Its mouth is between Southport and Lytham St. Annes on the Irish Sea coast. The River Ribble is 121 km in length, and flows through Settle, Clitheroe, Ribchester… Continue Reading

River Forth: Facts and Information

Here are some facts about the River Forth. The source of the River Forth is in Loch Ard, about 30km west of Stirling. Its mouth is the Firth of Forth, an estuary of the North Sea. The river flows through Abrfoyle and Stirling and past Cambus, Alloa, Fallin and Airth. It is 47km in length.… Continue Reading

Forth Bridge: Facts and Information

Here are some facts about the Forth Bridge. The Forth Bridge is a railway bridge spanning the Firth of Forth in Scotland. It is located less than ten miles from the city of Edinburgh. It is a cantilever bridge and was opened on 4th March 1890. The bridge was designed by Sir John Fowler and… Continue Reading

Infinity Bridge: Facts and Information

Here are some facts about the Infinity Bridge. The Infinity Bridge crosses the River Tees in Stockton-on-Tees in northern England, about a kilometre from Stockton town centre. It links the University of Durham with the Teesdale Business Park. It was opened in 2009 at a cost of 15 million pounds, for cyclists and pedestrians. Today,… Continue Reading