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Title: Where to fish on the River Wye and its tributaries : a guide to day ticket facilities
Author: National Rivers Authority Welsh Region
Document Type: Monograph
Abstract:
The River Wye (Nant Gwy) rises at 677 m (2221 ft.) O.D. on Plynlimon in the Cambrian Mountains, close to the source of the River Severn and and drains a total catchment area of about 4180 square kms (1614 square miles) before joining the Severn estuary at Chepstow, about 250 km (156 miles) from source. The Wye passes through parts of the counties of Powys, Hereford and Worcester, Gwent and.Gloucestershire. The Wye i.s largely unspoilt from its source to the sea, flowing as it does through areas with virtually no industry except agriculture and few sources of pollution. The length of the Wye affords a great variety of scenery. In its initial stages it is essentially a mountain river flowing from Plynlimon south-east to Glasbury through steep valleys and gorges; often over rocky steps. From Glasbury it meanders east through lowlands susceptible to flooding. From Hereford, the river flows south through a wide valley to Ross-On-Wye where it snakes through the wooded limestone gorges down to Chepstow to enter the Severn Estuary beneath the approach road to the Severn Suspension Bridge.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1994
Publication Place: [Cardiff]
Subject Keywords: River fisheriesDayLicencesInformation dissemination
Geographic Keywords: Wye (Anglo-Welsh border)Wye catchment
Extent: n.p. [10]
Permalink: http://www.environmentdata.org/archive/ealit:3307
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