River Bela


The River Bela is a tributary of the River Kent in Cumbria. The Bela is formed by the confluence of Peasey Beck and Stainton Beck, and flows roughly 4 miles before joining the Kent.

The River Bela is a short (approximately 4 miles (6.5 km)) river in the county of Cumbria, England. It is in the ancient county of Westmorland.

The river is formed by the confluence of Peasey Beck and Stainton Beck at Overthwaite. It runs through Beetham where it still powers the Heron Corn Mill, and formerly powered the Billerud paper mill. It then flows through the deer park of Dallam Tower before skirting around the south of the village of Milnthorpe and joining the River Kent estuary between Sandside and Milnthorpe.

At its mouth it was formerly crossed by the Sandside Viaduct on the Hincaster Branch Line railway from Arnside to Hincaster, demolished after the line was closed to passengers in 1942 and the track lifted in 1966.

During World War II a prisoner of war camp was built beside the river at  grid reference SD513802. After the war the camp became an open prison, and there is now a residential school on the site.

[[Head of River Bela at Overthwaite.jpg|alt= Head of River Bela at Overthwaite at the confluence of Peasey Beck left and Stainton Beck right|thumb|279x279px|none|Head of River Bela at Overthwaite at the confluence of Peasey Beck left and Stainton Beck right ]]

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River Bela and industry, Beetham

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Beetham, Cumbria
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River Bela from Milnthorpe Bridge

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The end of the River Bela

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Cattle resting by the Bela

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River Bela

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