River Calder, Lancashire

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For another River Calder in Lancashire, see River Calder, Wyre.
River Calder
River Calder, near Altham, Lancashire - geograph.org.uk - 11418.jpg
The River Calder at Altham
Origin Calderhead, Cliviger, Lancashire
Mouth River Ribble near Brockhall Village
Basin countries England
Length 15 miles (24 km)

The River Calder is a major tributary of the River Ribble, starting in Cliviger close to Burnley in Lancashire, England and is around 15 miles / 24 km in length. Its source is very close to that of the West Yorkshire river with the same name, and that of the River Irwell. It flows through Towneley Park passing Unity College and Fulledge Recreation Ground. It passes through a culvert in the Burnley Embankment on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal and on through Burnley town centre where it is joined by the River Brun at Active Way. It then flows north through the site of Burnley College and out of the town, where it is joined by Pendle Water before turning west past Ightenhill and Gawthorpe Hall and through the town of Padiham. It flows through Altham and Whalley, passing the ruins of Whalley Abbey, then being crossed by the red brick Whalley Viaduct. It meets the Ribble near Great Mitton.[1]

Map of Padiham 1844 - see text

In its passage east of Padiham the river was diverted in the 19th century away from Gawthorpe Hall because of pollution, being restored to the original route in the 1960s.

Settlements[edit]

Tributaries[edit]

  • Bushburn Brook
  • Dean Brook
  • Egg Syke Brook
  • Rodger Hey Brook
  • Sabden Brook
    • Badger Well Water
    • Wood House Brook
    • Cock Clough
  • Clough Syke Brook
  • Hyndburn Brook
    • Harwood Brook
      • Causeway Brook
    • Norden Brook
    • Spaw Brook
    • Shaw Brook
    • Bottom Syke
    • River Hyndburn
      • Church Brook
        • Accrington Brook
          • Woodnook Water
            • Warmden Brook
            • Tom Dale Clough
    • White Ash Brook
      • Wolfenden Syke
      • Lottice Brook
    • Tinker Brook
      • Whams Brook
      • Jackhouse Brook
        • Cocker Brook
          • White Syke
        • Cocker Lumb
  • Syke Side Brook
    • Clough Brook
  • Simonstone Brook
  • Shorten Brook
  • Dean Brook
    • Huntroyde Brook
  • Castle Clough Brook
    • Castle Clough
  • Green Brook
    • Shaw Brook
    • Sweet Clough
    • Hapton Clough
      • Thorny Bank Clough
      • Tower Brook
    • Habergham Clough
      • New Barn Clough
        • Helm Clough
      • Micklehurst Clough
        • Long Syke
  • Whitaker Clough
    • Fir Trees Brook
      • West Close Clough
      • Acres Brook
  • Moor Isles Clough
  • Spurn Clough
  • Pendle Water
    • Old Laund Clough
    • Edge End Brook
    • Walverden Water
      • Bradley Syke
      • Head Beck
        • Dobson Syke
      • Catlow Brook
        • Pighole Clough
        • Pathole Beck
        • New Laithe Clough
        • Float Bridge Beck
        • Swains Plat Clough
    • Colne Water
      • Swinden Clough
      • Wanless Water
        • Slipper Hill Clough
        • Houses Beck Moss
          • Moss Houses Beck
      • Guy Syke
      • Church Clough Brook
      • Trawden Brook
        • Beardshaw Beck
        • Round Hole Beck
        • Will Moor Clough
      • River Laneshaw
        • High Laith Beck
          • Sykes Beck
          • Shawhead Beck
        • Monkroyd Beck
        • Hullown Beck
        • Swamp Syke
        • Laneshaw Brook
          • Round Holes Beck
          • Cat Stone Clough
      • Wycoller Beck
        • Ratten Clough
        • Smithy Clough
          • Deep Clough Beck
          • Nan Hole Clough
        • Turnhole Clough
          • Butter Leach Clough
          • Saucer Hill Clough
    • Blacko Water
      • Castor Gill
      • Claude's Clough
      • Admergill Water
        • Wicken Clough
        • Greystone Clough
        • Sandyford Clough
    • White Hough Water
      • Dimpenley Clough
      • Bird Holme Clough
      • Barley Water
        • Deep Clough
        • Black Moss Water
          • Water Gate
          • Warth Beck
      • Ogden Clough
        • Boar Clough
        • White Slacks
        • Dry Clough
  • Barden Clough
  • River Brun
    • River Don
      • Walshaw Clough
      • Thursden Brook
        • Ell Clough
        • Black Clough
          • Hey Stacks Clough
          • Tom Groove
    • Swinden Water
      • Hell Clough
    • Hurstwood Brook
      • Smallshaw Clough
    • Rock Water
      • Cant Clough Beck
  • Everage Clough
    • Hole House Clough
      • Buck Clough
  • Dick Clough
  • Easden Clough
  • Black Clough
  • Green Clough
    • Copy Clough
      • Sheddon Clough

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