River Eamont


The River Eamont is a river which forms from the outflow from Ullswater (lake) in Cumbria. It is one of the major tributaries of the River Eden. Settlements along the course of the river include Eamont Bridge and Pooley Bridge. The heavy rains in December 2015 led to major flooding along the river, leading to the loss of the bridge of 1764 at Pooley Bridge and damage to the bridge at Eamont Bridge.

The River Eamont is a river in Cumbria, England and one of the major tributaries of the River Eden. The name of the river is from Old English (ēa-gemōt) and is a back formation from Eamont Bridge which means the junction of streams.

The river is formed by the outflow from Ullswater in the Lake District, later augmented by Dacre Beck from the west and the River Lowther which carries the water from Haweswater north to the Eamont at Penrith. It reaches the Eden east of Penrith.

The river has flooded on numerous occasions, with the most recent being when Storm Desmond hit in December 2015. During the flooding, 300-year old Pooley Bridge was washed away and a temporary bridge had to be installed to reconnect the two halves of the village. The same storm caused damage to the grade I listed Eamont Bridge, but after masonry work, it re-opened in March 2016.

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Brougham Castle and the River Eamont

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River Eamont

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River Eamont

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Eamont Bridge

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River Eamont flowing out of Ullswater at Pooley Bridge

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Ullswater
- Overview About Ulswater Map Street View   Ullswater is the second largest lake in the English Lake District, being approximately nine miles (14.5 kilometres) long and 0.75 miles (1,200 m) ...
River Eden (Cumbria)
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- Overview About the River Eden The River Eden is a major river in Cumbria, which discharges into the Solway Firth. The settlements along the river include Kirby Stephen, Appleby-in-Westmorland, Bolton, Wetheral, ...
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Eamont (Lower) - Catchment Area

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Eamont (Upper) - Catchment Area

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- Overview About Brougham Map Street View Brougham is a dispersed hamlet, located just over a mile south-east of Penrith Cumbria. There are are a number of farms in the area ...
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River Eamont at Brougham Castle, Cumbria

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