River Coln

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River Coln
River Coln.jpg
River Coln south of Coln St Aldwyns, Gloucestershire
Physical characteristics
 - locationBrockhampton, Gloucestershire
MouthRiver Thames
 - location
Lechlade, Gloucestershire
 - locationFairford
 - average2.06 m3/s (73 cu ft/s)
 - minimum0.51 m3/s (18 cu ft/s)31 October 1990
 - maximum6.2 m3/s (220 cu ft/s)21 February 1995
 - locationBibury
 - average1.33 m3/s (47 cu ft/s)
 - locationFossebridge
 - average0.47 m3/s (17 cu ft/s)
The River Coln between Bibury and Coln St Aldwyn.

The River Coln is a river in Gloucestershire, England. It rises at Brockhampton to the east of Cheltenham, and flows in a south/south-easterly direction through the Cotswold Hills via Andoversford, Withington, Fossbridge, Bibury, Coln St Aldwyns, Quenington and Fairford. It joins the River Thames to the south-west of Lechlade, where it shares a confluence with the Thames and Severn Canal, by The Round House Footbridge.[1]

Extensive gravel pits that are now redundant, lying between Fairford and Lechlade, form the Eastern component of the Cotswold Water Park, which is fed and drained by the Coln.[2]

The river is host to many species of freshwater fish including brown trout and grayling.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 26 October 2008. Environmental Change Network
  2. ^ http://www.waterpark.org/ Cotswold Water Park
Next confluence upstream River Thames Next confluence downstream
River Ray (south) River Coln River Leach (north)

Coordinates: 51°41′N 1°42′W / 51.683°N 1.700°W / 51.683; -1.700