River Lugg


River Lugg

Geobox|River
name = River Lugg
native_name = Afon Llugwy
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country = Wales
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country1 = England
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County =
County1 =
region = Powys
region1 = Herefordshire
region_type = Counties
region2 =
district =
district1 =
city = Llangynllo
city1 = Presteigne
city2 = Leominster
city3 = Hope under Dinmore
city4 = Marden
length = 72
watershed =
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source_name = Llangynllo
source_location = Radnor Forest
source_district = Radnorshire
source_region =
source_state = Powys
source_country = Wales
source_lat_d = 52
source_lat_m = 21
source_lat_s = 29
source_lat_NS = N
source_long_d = 3
source_long_m = 12
source_long_s = 20
source_long_EW = W
source_elevation = 497
source_length =
mouth_name = confluence with River Wye
mouth_location = Mordiford
mouth_district = Herefordshire
mouth_region = West Midlands
mouth_state =
mouth_country = England
mouth_lat_d = 52
mouth_lat_m = 01
mouth_lat_s = 52
mouth_lat_NS = N
mouth_long_d = 2
mouth_long_m = 38
mouth_long_s = 10
mouth_long_EW = W
mouth_elevation = 46
tributary = River Arrow
tributary = River Frome
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The River Lugg ( _cy. Afon Llugwy), rises near Llangynllo, Powys. It flows through the border town of Presteigne, Wales then through Herefordshire, England, including the town of Leominster, south of which it is met by a tributary, the River Arrow, then to a confluence with the River Wye, which it joins at Mordiford, convert|9|mi|km|0|lk=on downstream of Hereford and convert|45|mi|km|0|lk=on from its source.

Navigation

Below Leominster the river was made navigable under the "River Wye & Lugg Navigation Act 1696" for improving the River Wye, and had pound locks. Despite several attempts to improve it, including making flash locks against bridges, the river was probably never a satisfactory navigation. Commercial navigation probably ceased in the early 19th century. It is still sometimes used by small boats, but can be very dangerous when in flood.

Recreation

The river is popular with canoeists who have undisputed rights of navigation. [cite web | author= | title=UK Rivers website | url=http://www.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/lugg.htm | accessdaymonth=28 Nov | accessyear=2007 ] It is a good fishing river. [cite web | author= | title=Total Fishing Gear | url=http://www.totalfishinggear.co.uk/forumtfg/messageview.cfm?catid=2&threadid=2206| accessdaymonth=28 Nov | accessyear=2007 ] [cite web | author= | title=Dwylon | url=http://www.dwlyon.com/Fishing/fly_riverlugg.aspx| accessdaymonth=28 Nov | accessyear=2007 ]

External links

* [http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/subjects/flood/floodwarning/103WAFlugg?time=1173729600 Flood warnings, Environment Agency]
* [http://www.english-nature.org.uk/special/sssi/unitlist.cfm?sssi_id=1006616 River Lugg SSSIs]

Further reading

*I. Cohen, 'The non-tidal Wye and its navigation' "Trans. Woolhope Nat. Field. Club" XXXV (1955-7), 83-101
*A. Brian, '"As to the Lugg": its vanished mills, broken weirs and damaged bridges’ "Ibid." XLVIII(1) (1994), 36-96.

Footnotes


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