By the time the River Eden reaches Holmwrangle it has been flowing for over 60 kilometres and has become a
large, wide river. This gradual change in the nature of the river from the source region in the Pennine Hills to the flatter ground closer to the sea has affected the way the water in the river behaves.
The flow of the water has become slower and more gentle than it was higher up the river. As a result the
The slower moving river Eden is now more likely to deposit material in the river channel than erode and transport it.
Watch the animation about transport and deposition from the THEMES TOOLBAR to see why this happens.