River Etherow

River Etherow

Infobox River
river_name = River Etherow

caption = The River Etherow in Hollingworth
origin = Featherbed Moss
mouth = River Goyt
basin_countries = England
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The River Etherow is a river in the north west of England, and a tributary of the River Mersey.


It rises at Featherbed Moss in the Sheffield district of South Yorkshire, then broadens into the Longdendale Chain of reservoirs in the Peak District National Park.


It emerges again in Tintwistle, Derbyshire, at the foot of Bottoms Reservoir dam, and at Melandra Castle, Gamesley, it is joined by the Glossop Brook (which takes in waters from the Shelf Brook, the HurstBrook and others).

It enters the borough of Tameside at Hollingworth in the foothills of the Pennines. It passes through Stockport and the Etherow Country Park.


Finally, it joins the River Goyt. The River Tame also joins the River Goyt, and all three form the River Mersey.

ee also

*Rivers of the United Kingdom


External links

* [http://www.ukawmn.ucl.ac.uk/site12/index.htm The United Kingdom Acid Waters Monitoring Network Site Number 12]

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