River Sprint


The River Sprint is a tributary of the River Kent in Cumbria. The Sprint is aproximately 19km long with a catchment area of 34.6 km2.[1]

The River Sprint is a river in Cumbria, England with its source high up on the south-facing side of Harter Fell. It flows into the River Kent just to the south of Burneside.

The first two miles of the river is made up of a series of short flat sections interspersed by spectacular water falls, before it enters Longsleddale valley. When in Longsleddale, it begins to get wider as it is fed by a large number of streams (known as becks; a term derived from Old Norse).

The River Sprint is the fastest rising river in England, and frequently floods in Longsleddale valley, making the road impassable. The river is spectacular at times of high flow, and is popular with canoeists and fishermen.

The Environment Agency’s Catchment Restoration Fund has funded a project to improve the Sprint's water quality and alleviate flooding as part of a wider initiative called the "Source to Sea Programme". This involves restoration of peatlands in the catchment areas of rivers feeding into Morecambe Bay.

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River Sprint in mid-Longsleddale

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River Sprint near Sprint Mill

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The River Sprint at Garnett Bridge

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Footbridge over River Sprint at Bridge End

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New tree planting, upper Longsleddale

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Sadgill Bridge, Longsleddale

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Sadgill
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Sadgill
- Sadgill is a halet in Longsleddale, within the South Lakeland district of Cumbria.
Longsleddale Civil Parish
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Longsleddale Civil Parish
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Garnett Bridge
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Garnett Bridge
- Overview Map Street View Garnett Bridge is a hamlet in the South Lakeland district of Cumbria, located about 3 miles north of Kendal. The settlement is situated by the River ...

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