The River Ribble

from source to sea


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  1. the source
  2. around Ribblehead
  3. around Alum Pot
  4. near Selside
  5. Horton-in-Ribblesdale
  6. Stainforth
  7. near Langcliffe
  8. Settle
  9. Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway
  10. Mainly Gisburn
  11. from Sawley to the outskirts of Clitheroe
  12. Clitheroe
  13. Ribchester and Samlesbury
  14. Preston
  15. the River at Preston
  16. the River Estuary


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The photographs and captions are designed to be of use in the teaching of the Rivers theme in Key Stage 2 of the National Curriculum (England & Wales). Other issues, such as communications and settlement are also illustrated. I've had feedback from colleagues and students in secondary schools saying that the site has been useful up to A level!

A simplified version of the pages has been written by Wendy Pallant. Wendy's site contains a bank of resources for pupils with special needs, who are reading at NC levels 1 and 2, along with links and other information.

If you spot any errors, or if you use the site in a school please let me know (I've had e-mails from Australia, the USA and the Middle East commenting on the site, and providing helpful corrections. Recently I've had more feedback from the UK - but still not as much as from further afield).

Copyright notice

All of the material (files, photographs, text and graphics - other than Amazon.co.uk, Schoolzone, 1and1.co.uk and Geography World logos) is copyright Graham Dean 1999 - 2010. It may be used freely within state funded educational establishments, but all other use, without prior permission, is prohibited).

Other sources of information

There are some stunning photographs of the Ribble in Landscapes of the Ribble by Andy Latham.

Wikipedia article on the River Ribble.

Last updated 6th March 2010

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