River Sowe

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Coordinates: 52°20′55″N 1°31′31″W / 52.34861°N 1.52528°W / 52.34861; -1.52528
Sowe
River
Bridge sowe july06.JPG
The bridge over the River Sowe near the Mill in Baginton.
Country England
Counties Warwickshire, West Midlands
Source
 - location Hookham
Mouth River Avon
 - location Stoneleigh
 - coordinates 52°20′55″N 1°31′31″W / 52.34861°N 1.52528°W / 52.34861; -1.52528

The River Sowe is a river in Warwickshire and West Midlands, England. It is a tributary of the River Avon, and flows into it just south of Stoneleigh.

The Sowe's route takes it through the eastern suburbs of Coventry, in particular the districts of Longford, Wood End, Walsgrave, Binley, Willenhall and near the village of Baginton.[1] Near Baginton the river has a large steep bank on its Southern side and the remains of the Roman Lunt Fort have been found at the top of this bank.

There is an established local park called the Sowe Valley Footpath that runs alongside the river for 8½ miles from Hawkesbury Junction Conservation Area to Stonebridge Meadows Local Nature. It also runs through Wyken Slough Local Nature Reserve, Wyken Croft Nature Park and Stoke Floods Local Nature Reserve.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ AA Street by Street. Coventry Rugby (2nd edition (May 2003) ed.). AA Publishing. pp. 24, 32 and 40–41. ISBN 0-7495-3973-9. 
  2. ^ "The Sowe Valley Footpath". Coventry City Council. 2002.