River Lowther

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The River Lowther where it joins the River Eamont close to Brougham Castle
Country United Kingdom
Physical characteristics
Main source the confluence of the Keld Gill and the Keld Dub near the village of Keld
River mouth confluence with River Eamont

The River Lowther is a small river which flows through limestone rock in Cumbria, England.[1] It is a tributary of the River Eamont which in turn is a tributary of the River Eden which flows into the Solway Firth near Carlisle. The Lowther begins with the confluence of the Keld Gill and the Keld Dub near the village of Keld.[2] It flows north-west until it passes between Bampton and Bampton Grange, before turning north until it flows into the River Eamont close to Penrith.[2]

It is the main spawning area for Eden spring salmon, but is primarily a trout fishery.[1] The river is held back by the Wet Sleddale dam, and so flows at a fairly consistent level (between 0.33m and 1.8m for 90% of monitoring time), with the highest level ever recorded at the River Lowther (2.93m) occurring at Eamont Bridge, Beehive, on Sunday 6 December 2015.[1][3]

Its name is recorded about 1175 as Lauder. It may come from Old Norse lauðr + á = "foamy river", or it may come from Celtic.


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  1. ^ a b c "Penrith AA - River Lowther". www.penrithanglers.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-08-08. 
  2. ^ a b "River Lowther". www.knowledge.me.uk. Retrieved 2017-08-08. 
  3. ^ "River Lowther at Eamont Bridge, Beehive, River Lowther: River level and flood alerts". www.riverlevels.uk. Retrieved 2017-08-08. 

Coordinates: 54°38′N 2°44′W / 54.633°N 2.733°W / 54.633; -2.733