- River Derwent, Cumbria
name = Derwent
discharge_location = Camerton
Irish Seaat Workington
tributary_right = River Greta
map_caption = :"For other rivers called Derwent, see
The Derwent is a
riverin the Lake Districtof the countyof Cumbriain the north of England. The name "Derwent" is derived from a Celtic word for "oak trees".
The river rises at
Styhead Tarnunderneath Scafell Pikeand flows in a northerly direction through the valley of Borrowdale, before continuing through Derwent Water, giving the lake its name.
The Derwent then continues into
Bassenthwaite Lake, picking up the waters of the River Gretajust outside Keswick.
Another tributary is the
River Cocker, which joins the Derwent at Cockermouth, through which the Derwent flows after exiting Bassenthwaite Lake on its now westerly course. After leaving Cockermouth, the river flows by Papcastlewhere a Roman fort bears the name of the river.
The river flows into the
Irish Seaat Workington.
Rivers of the United Kingdom
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