River Lowther

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The River Lowther where it joins the River Eamont close to Brougham Castle

The River Lowther flows through Westmorland. It is a tributary of the River Eamont which in turn is a tributary of the River Eden which flows into the Solway Firth near Carlisle.

The bridge over the Lowther Water at Askham.

The Lowther begins with the confluence of the Keld Gill and the Keld Dub near the village of Keld.

Its name is recorded about 1175 as Lauder. It may come from Old Norse lauðr + á = "foamy river", or it may come from one of the Celtic languages.


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