- River Rother, South Yorkshire
river_name = River Rother
caption = the river at
origin = Pilsley
mouth = River Don
The River Rother is a
riverin the northern midlands of England, after which the town of Rotherhamand the Rother Valleyparliamentary constituency are named.
Its source is at Pilsley near
Clay Crossin Derbyshire, and from there it flows northwards through North Wingfield, Danesmoor, Chesterfield, New Whittington, Old Whittington, Staveley, Renishaw, Eckington, Killamarsh, Beighton, Woodhouse, Catcliffeand Treetonto its confluence with the River Don at Rotherham. Its main tributaries are the River Drone, the River Hipperand the River Doe Lea.
Some sections of the river were highly polluted, so much so that when the
Rother Valley Country Parkwas being created around the section north of Killamarsh and east of Beighton, water from a cleaner source was brought in to feed the park's lakes. The recent closures of industry and the work of the Environment Agencyhas improved the quality of the river Rother. The watercourse now holds a good head of coarse fish, and angling clubs are springing up along its length.
Rother Linkcanal will use part of the river to connect the Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigationto the Chesterfield Canal.
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