River Bradford

The River Bradford is a river in the Peak District National Park in Derbyshire. Its source is on Gratton Moor and after passing below Youlgreave it joins the River Lathkill at Alport.[1] Less than 4 miles (7 km) in length,[2] its waters are very clear due to the limestone rock over which it flows, and its width has been enhanced by a number of weirs which also encourage white-throated dippers to breed in the ponds created. The river is owned and managed by the Haddon Estate and is home to brown trout and white-clawed crayfish.[3] The valley is known as Bradford Dale, and the Limestone Way passes through it.[4]

River Bradford
Bradford Dale
Physical characteristics
  locationGratton Moor
River Lathkill

See also


  1. "Bradford River Action Group - Bradford Dale". www.riverintime.org.uk. Retrieved 23 February 2018.
  2. "Bradford Catchment (trib of Lathkill)". environment.data.gov.uk. Retrieved 23 February 2018.
  3. "Monitoring the level of the River Bradford - Technolog". technolog.com. Retrieved 23 February 2018.
  4. DerbyshireUK.net accessed 16 May 2008

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