Special Sub-Topic: River Severn
|Where is the source of the River Severn?|
Plynlimmon. The River Severn starts on Plynlimmon. It is 610m above sea level.
|How many tributaries does the River Severn have?|
21. The River Severn has an amazing 21 tributaries, including Vyrnwy, Tern, and Stour. The point where two rivers meet is called a confluence.
|How many counties does the River Severn travel through?|
4. The River Severn goes through Powys, Shropshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire. It is found in England and Wales.
|What is "Severn" in Latin?|
Sabrina. There is a myth about the River Severn involving a drowned shrew named Sabrina. A statue commemorates this myth at The Quarry in England.
|The River Severn is longer than the Thames.|
t. The Severn is the longest river in Great Britain. It is about 220 miles in length. The Thames is about 215 miles long.
|What is the first major town on the banks of the River Severn going downstream?|
Llanidloes. Llanidloes is a town in Wales. There is a campsite at Llanidloes where visitors can stay and see the source of the River Severn.
|Where is the mouth of the River Severn?|
Bristol Channel. The mouth is about 5.5 miles wide. The Bristol Channel is a North Atlantic inlet.
|What is the name of the tidal wave that happens at a spring tide (a few days after full moon)?|
Severn Bore. The Severn Bore can get up to 13mph. It can reach an amazing 10ft in height!
|How far does the Severn's tidal wave travel?|
21 miles. The Severn Bore travels from Awre all the way up to Maisemore Weir. It forms in Sharpness.
|In 2001, some footprints were found in the mud of the River Severn. What are these footprints called?|
Mesolithic Footprints. Mesolithic Footprints of children and adult were found. Additionally, animal footprints were found as well.
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