River Nent

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Gossipgate Bridge on the River Nent

The River Nent is a river in the fells of eastern Cumberland, and which is a tributary of the South Tyne.

The Nent rises on the marsh covering the summit of Knoutberry Hill (otherwise known as Knowbury Hill, 2,192 feet), Cumberland's easternmost point, on the county's border with County Durham. From here it runs north-westwards to Nenthead, from where the A689 follows the dale down, to Nenthall, after which is broadens and turns westward to Alston, where it joins the South Tyne.

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