River Wye, Derbyshire

River Wye, Derbyshire

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image_caption = River Wye in Buxton
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country = England

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discharge_location = Ashford (grid ref:Oscoor|SK182696|SK182696)
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discharge_note = [cite web |title=National River Flow Archive - 28023 - Wye at Ashford |url= http://www.nwl.ac.uk/ih/nrfa/station_summaries/028/023.html |accessdate=2008-01-02 ]
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source_location = Axe Edge Moor
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mouth_location = confluence with River Derwent at Rowsley
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:"For other rivers named "Wye", see River Wye (disambiguation)"The River Wye is a river in Derbyshire, England. It is convert|15|mi|0|lk=on in length, [ [http://www.derbyshireuk.net/river_wye.html River Wye Information.] Retrieval Date: 29 August, 2007.] and is one of the major tributaries of the River Derwent, which flows into the River Trent, and ultimately into the Humber and the North Sea.

The river source lies just west of Buxton, on Axe Edge Moor. It then flows east, along a route roughly followed by the A6 road. It enters the Peak District, flows just south of Tideswell, then through Ashford in the Water and Bakewell, and south of Haddon Hall, before meeting the River Derwent at Rowsley.

The main tributary of the river is the River Lathkill, which enters approximately one mile from its mouth.

A pleasant walk is possible alongside much of the length of the river, mostly following an abandoned railway line, part of which today is the Monsal Trail. In Monsal Dale the railway line emerges from a tunnel at Monsal Head, over a viaduct high above the river below. When this structure was built John Ruskin was enraged, and spoke of the Gods being banished by a scheme intended to convey 'every Buxton fool to Bakewell in half an hour' and vice versa - 'and you call this lucrative exchange - you fools everywhere' - it is thus an irony of progress that the railway is now gone and the viaduct is itself a 'listed' structure which is considered to add drama to the dale.

ee also

*Rivers of the United Kingdom
*List of rivers in England

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