Lune in flood by Paul Procter
The River Ribble runs through North Yorkshire and Lancashire. The river's drainage basin also includes parts of Greater Manchester around Wigan.The Ribble begins at the confluence of the Gayle Beck and Cam Beck near the famous viaduct at Ribblehead, in the shadow of the Yorkshire Three Peaks. It flows through Settle, Clitheroe, Ribchester and Preston, before emptying into the Irish Sea between Lytham St. Annes and Southport, a distance of 75 miles (121 km). The Ribble enjoys a good run of salmon and sea trout. The upper reaches of the Ribble has an excellent population of trout and grayling.
Flows from the south-western end of Wast Water, the deepest lake in England, leaving the lake at the foot of Whin Rigg, the southern peak of the famous Wastwater Screes.On its short journey to the coast, the Irt flows through the Drigg Dunes and Irt Estuary Nature Reserve before joining the River Esk and River Mite at Ravenglass.
A designated Special Area of Conservation, the River Ehen supports the largest freshwater pearl mussel population in England. It is also a breeding ground for Atlantic salmon.
The River Esk is one of two River Esks in Cumbria, and not to be confused with the River Esk which flows on the Scottish side of the border. The Esk has a reputation as a very good fishing river, offering fine angling for sea trout and salmon. It was made famous by the writer and broadcaster Hugh Falkus who lived in the Esk valley and used the river as a basis for many of his books and films. It rises in the Sca Fell range of mountains at a height of 800 metres. The river then flows southerly through wild and picturesque countryside to join the Irish Sea at Ravenglass.
(pron. levven) is a short river in the county of Cumbria. It drains Windermere from its southernmost point and flows for approximately eight miles (13 km) into the northern reaches of Morecambe Bay. The river and it's estuary are the boundary between the Cartmel Peninsula and Furness Peninsula in the area once known referred to as 'Lancashire north of the sands'. The up-river limit of the tidal flow is close to the village of Haverthwaite. The Leven is a noted salmon river. At spawning time the fish can be seen jumping up the waterfalls at Backbarrow.
Rises at a point 1,289 feet above sea level and descends to the sea over a course of about 15 miles (24 km) before entering the Irish Sea at the Duddon Sands. For its entire length the Duddon forms the boundary between the historic counties of Lancashire and Cumberland. The poet William Wordsworth wrote extensively of the Duddon, a river he knew and loved from his early years. He wrote his lyric sequence "The River Duddon, A Series of Sonnets" between 1804 and 1820. The River Duddon is a salmon river.
Originates in hills surrounding Kentmere, and flows for around 20 miles (32 km) into the north of Morecambe Bay, having passed through Kentmere, Staveley, Burneside, Kendal and Sedgwick on the way. The village of Arnside lies alongside the Kent estuary. Near the source of the river is Kentmere Reservoir, which was constructed in the mid-19th century to control the flow of the river for the benefit of water mills. It is also a salmon and trout fishery.