www.streetmap.co.uk The River Eden has its source high in the Pennine Hills on the border between Cumbria and North Yorkshire near the town of Kirkby Stephen. This upland area is an ideal place for rivers to form, snow and rainfall is high and the ground remains wet and boggy all year round.
Use the THEMES TOOLBAR and have a look at the rainfall map for the Eden Valley. Use the THEMES TOOLBAR to look at why upland areas receive so much rainfall
Swarth Fell with Far Cote Gill Plateau in the distance. One of the many small tributaries of the Eden can be seen cutting into the hillside.
Hell Gill Beck looking North to Hangingstone Scar
Even though the streams in this picture are very small you can still see the effect they have had on the landscape. The small streams are cutting away or eroding the hillside.
SPRING where a stream emerges from the soil
Small streams come together to form larger streams. The small streams are called TRIBUTARIES.
Where streams meet they form a CONFLUENCE
Streams eroding the landscape to form "V" SHAPED VALLEYS
Streams winding around the side of hills create interlocking SPURS.
Drag the labels on to the correct part of the picture. When you have got this correct, complete the diagram in the River Eden Source worksheet.