Skip to main content

Geographical Term Details

Derwent (Cumbria)

Definition (,_Cumbria)

The Derwent is a river in the Lake District of the county of Cumbria in the north of England. The name Derwent is derived from a Celtic word for "oak trees". The river rises at Styhead Tarn underneath Scafell Pike and flows in a northerly direction through the valley of Borrowdale, before continuing through Derwentwater, giving the lake its name. The Derwent then continues into Bassenthwaite Lake, picking up the waters of the River Greta just outside Keswick. (Wikipedia)

Preferred Units: N/A

Scope Note:

Broader TermsNarrower TermsRelated Terms
N/ABassenthwaite Lake
Greta (Cumbria)

Geographical FeatureIs Geographical Feature of
N/ADerwent (NW) catchment

This term is used for the following terms: 
River Derwent (Cumbria)

Approved Date

Click here to give feedback on this term or suggest an update.