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leohoenig
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Nov 9, 2019, 8:55 AM

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A thought that struck me with the news today that Mersey Valley has pulled out of the Cheshire League
Does the Mersey have a valley?


I thought the Mersey, like the Humber does not come into existence until a number of other rivers join up and then flows across a wide flood plain that cannot be really considered as a valley.



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ARNOLD241
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Nov 9, 2019, 7:18 PM

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Reminds me of the question of which Football League club plays nearest the Mersey, which in them days was Stockport County.


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Reminds me of the question of which Football League club plays nearest the Mersey, which in them days was Stockport County.


I would say it would be Manchester City, but of course they are not in the Football League


leohoenig
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It cannot be Man City. My original argument being that the Mersey only starts at the confluence of the Rivers Tame and Goyt in Stockport and City are upstream of that.

The current answer to the quiz question is the one most people would have said (wrongly prior to the Stockport v Cheltenham game in 2011). Tranmere Rovers



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Rob North
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For what it's worth the National Character Area Profile document states:

'The Mersey Valley National Character Area (NCA) consists of a wide, low-lying river valley landscape focusing on the River Mersey, its estuary, associated tributaries and waterways.'


See:
http://www.google.co.uk/...U1TyR60j_S3fMveNhmfK


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Nov 12, 2019, 1:37 PM

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I live on the edge of the Mersey Valley, which is the generally used term for the open countryside (apart from the M60 motorway) in between Sale and Northenden on the one side and the likes of Diidsbury and Chorlton on the other.
I had never actually thought of it before, but I suppose as so much of the land is flat, it isn't really a valley, but there is high rising land near where it begins (as the confluence of other rivers, as you say) on both banks around Edgeley and Heaton Norris.
I am pretty sure that some of the waymarked paths and signs refer to the "Mersey Valley" in the area, but I noticed that today's flood warnings mention the "Mersey catchment area". Fortunately, there are high embankments along much of the river's length.

 
 


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