The Bela between Beetham and Milnthorpe
|- location||confluence of Peasey Beck and Stainton Beck at Overthwaite|
|Mouth||Confluence with River Kent|
The river is formed by the confluence of Peasey Beck and Stainton Beck at Overthwaite. It runs through Beetham where it still powers the Heron Corn Mill, and formerly powered the Billerud paper mill. It then flows through the deer park of Dallam Tower before skirting around the south of the town of Milnthorpe and joining the River Kent estuary between Sandside and Milnthorpe.
At its mouth it was formerly crossed by the Sandside Viaduct on the Hincaster Branch Line railway from Arnside to Hincaster, demolished after the line was closed to passengers in 1942 and the track lifted in 1966.
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