River Gwash


River Gwash

The River Gwash rises getamap|SK784071|south-west of Owston, near the western edge of the county of Rutland, England. It now helps to fill the Rutland Water reservoir from which a controlled flow is released to maintain its flow around Tolethorpe Hall and Stamford and into the River Welland at getamap|TF047078|TF048075.

East of Stamford, its course is now fixed but it lies in a small flood plain which shows clear signs of the river's former meandering. The pasture fields include depressions which fill in wet seasons forming oxbow lakes, though they are not of the classical shape.

The river supports a wild variety of fish species, including grayling and trout. Chub and dace inhabit the lower length below Newstead bridge in Stamford.


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