Presentation on theme: "Dylan Butterworth. The River Trent The River Trent flows through the Midlands The river begins at its source in North Staffordshire & ends at its mouth."— Presentation transcript:
The River Trent The River Trent flows through the Midlands The river begins at its source in North Staffordshire & ends at its mouth where it joins the Humber Estuary The Trent passes through several English counties including Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire & Yorkshire
Facts about the River Trent The River Trent is 171 miles long – it is the third longest river in the country The Trent has many tributaries, including : River Derwent, River Idle, River Leen, River Sow & the River Tame Unusually for rivers in Britain, the Trent flows in a northerly direction
Facts about the River Trent The Trent is a bore river which means it is tidal so like the sea, it has a tide twice a day – one in the morning and one in the evening. The image below shows the mouth of the Trent where the waves of the river are best seen
History Many hundreds of years ago the Danes and the Anglo- Saxons sailed up the Trent to attack England Under Roman rule it was called the ‘Trisantona’ The Trent was an important trade route particularly during the 1700s, 1800s, and 1900s and is one of the main reasons why the Midlands became a key industrial area. It has transported coal, pottery, beer, corn and many more things In the past the Trent was used to mark the boundary between the North and the South of England
Wildlife The land near the Trent and the river itself provide a haven for wildlife The habitat along the river supports many birds including: Grey Heron, Swallow, Mallard, Coot, Mute Swan & Canadian Geese More than 30 different types of fish live in the Trent. The most popular fish include: roach, chub, dace, bream, carp, pike, barbel and gudgeon Many mammals may be seen on the riverbank including: grey squirrels, foxes and water voles
Bridges Over 80 bridges cross the River Trent Swarkstone Bridge is perhaps the most spectacular; this is Britain’s longest bridge made of stone The Trent flows under the beautiful Trent Bridge in Nottingham. This is also the name of Nottingham’s cricket ground Swarkstone Bridge Trent Bridge
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