River Calder, Renfrewshire

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River Calder
River Calder upstream Lochwinnoch.png
The River Calder
Native nameScottish Gaelic: Caladar
CountryUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryScotland
Council areaRenfrewshire (mainly)
Physical characteristics
MouthCastle Semple Loch
 ⁃ coordinates
55°47′34″N 4°37′03″W / 55.79285°N 4.61739°W / 55.79285; -4.61739Coordinates: 55°47′34″N 4°37′03″W / 55.79285°N 4.61739°W / 55.79285; -4.61739

The River Calder (Scottish Gaelic: Caladar) is a river mainly within Renfrewshire, Scotland, UK.

River course[edit]

The river rises in the hills to the west of the county and for some of its length forms the border between Renfrewshire and its neighbouring council areas of North Ayrshire and Inverclyde. The only significant settlement which the river runs through is Lochwinnoch, before flowing into the nearby Castle Semple Loch[1][2] which drains into the Black Cart Water.


  1. ^ "Castle Semple Loch: History & Hydrology" (PDF). Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park. Retrieved 2019-02-21.
  2. ^ "Renfrewshire - As described in F.H. Groome's Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland (1882-4)". visionofbritain.org.uk.

External links[edit]

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