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The River Derwent is a river which flows between the borders of County Durham and Northumberland in the north east of England. It broadens into the Derwent Reservoir, west of Consett. The Derwent is a tributary of the River Tyne, which it joins near the MetroCentre near Gateshead. The river flows for 35 miles from its origin, where two streams, Beldon Burn and Nookton Burn meet approximately a mile west of Blanchland, to Derwenthaugh where it flows into the River Tyne. On its journey, the river flows through places such as Allensford, Shotley Bridge, Blackhall Mill and Rowlands Gill. The Derwent Walk Country Park at Rowlands Gill is named after the river.

River Derwent
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Derwent near Allensford
River Derwent, North East England is located in Northumberland
River Derwent, North East England
Location of the mouth within Northumberland
Location
CountryUnited Kingdom
CountyNorthumberland, County Durham, Tyne and Wear
Physical characteristics
Mouth 
 ⁃ location
River Tyne
 ⁃ coordinates
54°57′49″N 1°40′46″W / 54.9635°N 1.6794°W / 54.9635; -1.6794Coordinates: 54°57′49″N 1°40′46″W / 54.9635°N 1.6794°W / 54.9635; -1.6794

The name Derwent comes from the Brythonic/Early Welsh word for oak derw and valley -went.[1]

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  1. ^ alternatively water dour / der/ dar and white (g)-went. See under DUR http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pbtyc/Misc/Etymology.html

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