Apart from it s short passage through the city of derby it is a completely rural river finally joining the river trent just south of derby. The river derwent is a river located in tasmania australia it is also known by the palawa kani name timtumili minanya.
The river rises in the state s central highlands at lake st clair and descends more than 700 metres 2 300 ft over a distance of more than 200 kilometres 120 mi flowing through hobart the state s capital city before emptying into storm bay and flowing into the tasman sea.
The river derwent. Clair and flows with the power of 50 to 140 m per second. The similarity between the upper derwent valley and germany s ruhr valley made the derbyshire watercourse an ideal place for target practise for barnes wallis s bouncing bombs in 1943 and was used by lancaster bombers from the 617 dambusters squadron. From its source it flows through derwentwater and then through bassenthwaite lake.
It is formed by the collision of the narcissus and cuvier rivers at lake st. It flows from fylingdales moor in the north york moors national park then southwards as far as its confluence with the river hertford then westwards through the vale of pickering south through kirkham gorge and the vale of york joining the river ouse at barmby on the marsh the confluence is unusual in that the derwent converges on. River derwent river in tasmania australia rising in lake st.
It drops down through the world heritage site of the derwent valley through matlock and cromford. There are several sections of grade 1 2 rapids all along the river. The derwent s source is at swain s greave on howden moor on the flank of bleaklow hill.
Throughout its course the river mostly flows through the peak district and its foothills. Soon the river reaches bamford hathersage grindleford and froggatt. The river derwent in derbyshire is a beautifully scenic river cutting right through the heart of the peak district.
Derwent valley water board had despite protests flooded the valley and the village of derwent to provide water for the growing cities in the english midlands. The derwent is a river in derbyshire england it is 66 miles 106 km long and is a tributary of the river trent which it joins south of derby. The derwent is a river in yorkshire in the north of england.
Much of the river s route with the exception of the city of derby is rural. From here it flows through to derby before joining the river trent further downstream. Where it spans the river at the.
Its major upper course tributaries the jordan clyde ouse now draining the great lake and dee. The river derwent in cumbria is a relatively short river and a popular spot for whitewater paddlers. It rises in the heart of the lake district and flows generally north west in a curve.
Clair on the central plateau and flowing 113 miles 182 km southeast to enter storm bay through a 3 5 mile 5 5 km wide estuary. River derwent flows more than 200 kilometers and drops more than 700 meters from its origin in the national park. River derwent in derbyshire the river derwent some 50 odd miles in length is the longest river in derbyshire.