This short river (only 24 miles) is one I remember with affection. A tributary, it runs through Leicestershire, Rutland and Lincolnshire until it enters the Welland beyond Stamford.
In the early 1950s I worked on this river helping to keep it clear and to relocate coarse fish (caught by stunning them with electric prods) to encourage the trout. These days it is a river well known with anglers for its trout fishing.
|River Gwash just east of Empingham|
|At 'work' in rubber waders|
In 1975 the Gwash was dammed to help create the Anglian Water reservoir known as Rutland Water.
|Where the River Quash enters Rutland Water|
The Gwash's flow is controlled as it exits the reservoir and remains the picturesque river I remember.
|River Gwash looking towards Ryhall from a footbridge at Belmesthorpe|
In my day we would have had to clean that out!
- River Gwash east of Empingham: 22 April 2007, ex geograph.org.uk, by Graham Horn - CC BY-SA 2.0 licence.
- Rutland Water (where the Gwash enters): 29 April 2006, ex geograph.org,uk, by Kate Jewell - CC BY-SA 2.0 licence
- River Gwash towards Ryhall: 28 July 2008, ex geograph.org.uk, by R Croft - CC BY-SA 2.0 licence.