I am Linda and along with my husband Richard and our dog Muffin we enjoy our summers on the UK's canal system

Monday 23 April 2012

Monday 23rd April

clip_image002A quick trip to Sainsburys and Pets at Home then we were on our way. We stopped to use the facilities at Meadow Lock and then headed back onto the Trent. The water level was back down into the green but the river still seemed to be running quite fast. We travelled through two locks and decided to stop just above Gunthorpe Lock for lunch – a nice place so made the decision not to move on. We went for a walk after lunch and had a quiet afternoon. Here are a few facts about the River Trent. The River is 171 miles long, beginning at its source in Bidd23.8ulph Moor, North Staffordshire and ending at the mouth of the Humber Estuary. The source is 820 feet above sea level. There are 118 miles of freshwater non-tidal river to Newark and 51 miles of tidal river. The river has 42 main tributaries and is unusual amongst English rivers in that it flows north. This is a good one - the average rainfall across the Trent catchment area is 28 inches – they have probably had that already!!

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