Rivers of NW England
River Derwent (Cumberland)
This river rises near Scafell Pike, flows through the Lake District to Keswick and eventually in to the Irish sea near Workington. Floods caused much desolation in 2009.
The River rises in the extreme east of Westmorland and, after taking water from many tributaries, flows through the county and through Cumberland to reach the Solway Firth near the Solway Firth.
This river is formed at Wath in Westmorland by the joining of two becks. It then flows through the Lune Valley and Kirkby Lonsdale to the sea near Lancaster.
River Mersey and tributaries
Starts in Stockport at the confluence of the Goyt and the Etherow. Then flows along the border of Cheshire and Lancashire to reach the sea between Liverpool and Birkenhead. Part of the Manchester Ship Canal is used.
This river rises in the Trough of Bowland, flowing through Lancashire to the sea at Fleetwood.