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River Trent


The River Trent is the third-longest river in the United Kingdom. Its source is in Staffordshire on the southern edge of Biddulph Moor. It flows through and drains most of the metropolitan central and northern Midlands south and east of its source north of Stoke-on-Trent. The river is known for dramatic flooding after storms and spring snowmelt, which in past times often caused the river to change course.


  • Name 

  • Course 

  • Catchment 

  • Geology 

  • Hydrology 

  • Floods 

  • History of navigation 

  • Trent Aegir 

  • The literal North/South divide 

  • Pollution history 

  • Wildlife and ecology 

  • Fishing 

  • Places along the Trent 

  • Crossing the Trent 

  • Power stations 

  • Recreation on the Trent 

  • Tributaries