Solway Firth


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Solway Firth

(sŏl`wā), arm of the Irish Sea, c.40 mi (60 km) long, separating NW England from SW Scotland. The waterway, which has a tidal bore, receives the Esk, Annan, Urr, Eden, and Derwent rivers. It has important salmon fisheries. Hadrian's WallHadrian's Wall,
ancient Roman wall, 73.5 mi (118.3 km) long, across the narrow part of the island of Great Britain from Wallsend on the Tyne River to Bowness at the head of Solway Firth. It was mainly built from c.A.D.
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 terminated at Bowness, on the south shore.

Solway Firth

an inlet of the Irish Sea between SW Scotland and NW England. Length: about 56 km (35 miles)
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So he tagged five adult male geese this year at Caerlaverock Wetland Centre on the Solway Firth before they head off this month to the High Arctic Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard.
I've come out with the local haaf-net fishermen to experience the fierce tides that tear up and down the Solway Firth and help to shape the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), a 115-square-kilometre stretch of land on the northeastern coast of Cumbria, separated at its upper end from southwest Scotland by the firth.
He effected the construction in Britain of Hadrian's Wall (120 - 123) from Solway Firth to the south of Tyne as a protection against the Picts and Scots.
Regions that house marine energy companies include Solway Firth in Southwest Scotland, where there is a tidal range of 5.
The Solway Firth Partnership also received PS111,500 towards a marine information, learning and education project in the Solway area.
Licences had been granted for UCG extraction under the Firth of Forth and Solway Firth, but put on hold while the SNP decided whether to impose a ban.
On a clear day you can see the peaks of Helvellyn, Great Gable, Skiddaw and, across the Solway Firth, Criffel from Hartside.
Criffel from Carsethorn "This oil painting of the Solway Firth is by local artist Janina Harrower.
What is 73 miles long and stretches from the Solway Firth to Wallsend on Tyne?
Contract Notice: The Scottish Ministers invite tenders from suitably qualified parties to carry out a survey of the cockle grounds in the Scottish Solway Firth and provide data on the stocks of the common cockle (Cerastoderma edule) and the Baltic tellin (Macoma balthica).
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