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.
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Solway Firth

an inlet of the Irish Sea between SW Scotland and NW England. Length: about 56 km (35 miles)
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Martin Tickner, Secretary of Cumbria ASA, said: "Good luck to Jack, Calum and Robbie Hudson in their quest to swim the River Eden from its source at Hell Gill to the Solway Firth.
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Our last day was spent on the coastal path along the Solway Firth, just south of Dumfries.
Last night, officials fighting the epidemic sweeping Dumfries and Galloway apologised to the public following complaints about carcasses of slaughtered livestock being loaded in full view of the busy coast road to top holiday area on the Solway Firth Coast.
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.
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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.
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