Camlad, Upper Severn

The River Camlad sub-catchment lies within the Upper Severn. The Camlad forms part of the border between Wales and England in places before joining the Severn and is the only river to cross from England into Wales. The Upper Severn is mainly rural in character – Oswestry, Llanidloes, Welshpool and Newtown are the main towns. The catchment includes the Clywedog and Vyrnwy reservoirs in the west and the rivers Severn and Vyrnwy as well as a collection of many small tributaries, which provide an important spawning group for brown trout and Atlantic salmon In fact, these tributaries make up the majority of spawning rivers in the whole Severn Catchment.

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Lake Vyrnwy near Llanwddyn in the river Severn catchment area.
Lake Vyrnwy near Llanwddyn in the river Severn catchment area.
© Jiri Rezac 2015
UK ENGLAND WALES LLANWDDYN 1JUL15 - Straining tower at Lake Vyrnwy near Llanwddyn in the river Severn catchment area. The nature reserve and the area around it are jointly managed by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), and Severn Trent Water. The reserve is designated as a national nature reserve, a Site of Special Scientific Interest, a Special Protection Area, and a Special Area of Conservation. jre/Photo by Jiri Rezac / WWF UK © Jiri Rezac 2015
Straining tower at Lake Vyrnwy near Llanwddyn in the river Severn catchment area © Jiri Rezac 2015
Livestock on the lands near the river Camlad on the border between England and Wales in the river Severn catchment area
Livestock on the lands near the river Camlad on the border between England and Wales in the river Severn catchment area.
© Jiri Rezac 2015