Eastern Yar

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This article is about the River Yar in the eastern part of the Isle of Wight. For other Yars, including the other River Yar on the Isle of Wight, see Yar (disambiguation).
River Yar (Eastern Yar)
River
River Yar - geograph.org.uk - 120713.jpg
The Eastern Yar at Brading marshes
Country England
Region Isle of Wight
Tributaries
 - left Scotchells Brook
Source
 - location Niton, Isle of Wight
Mouth The Solent
 - location Bembridge, Isle of Wight
Length 20 km (12 mi)

The River Yar on the Isle of Wight, England, rises in a chalk coomb in St. Catherine's Down near Niton,[1] close to the southern point of the island. It flows across the Lower Cretaceous rocks of the eastern side of the island before finding its way through the gap in the central Upper Cretaceous chalk ridge of the Island at Yarbridge, Brading across the now drained Brading Haven to Bembridge Harbour and Spithead, near the eastern end of the Island.

The Yar is one of two rivers on the Isle of Wight with the same name. It is referred to as the Eastern Yar if it is necessary to distinguish between them.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "River Yar Trail - Source to Sea". WightCam. Retrieved 2009-06-17. 

Ordnance Survey One Inch Seventh Series sheet 180

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Coordinates: 50°41′32″N 1°06′39″W / 50.69222°N 1.11083°W / 50.69222; -1.11083