River Mersey

The Mersey at Runcorn

The Mersey ( mɜ: zi) is a river in North West England. The name comes from the Anglo-Saxon and means as much as border river.

The Mersey is formed from three rivers: Etherow, Goyt and Tame, they are near Stockport, Greater Manchester, to the Mersey. In the near Flixton the Irwell flows into the Mersey.

This then flows through Stockport, Didsbury, Stretford, Urmston, Flixton, Cadishead, Hollins Green, Warburton, Rixton, Woolston, Warrington, Great Sankey, Moore, Norton, Widnes and Runcorn are. After the mouth of the River Irwell in the Mersey unites this to Warrington with the Manchester Ship Canal. In the Weaver Runcorn empties into the river. He then expands at Ellesmere Port in an estuary and flows at Liverpool and Birkenhead past in the Liverpool Bay on the Irish Sea. Until then, he has traveled a distance of 112 kilometers.

The river is often associated with Liverpool. This has also musically in songs like Ferry 'cross the Mersey ( Gerry & the Pacemakers ) or reflected in the so-called Merseybeat of the 1960s, which have the river provides international recognition.

  • Mersey river system
  • River in Europe
  • River in England
  • Geography ( Merseyside )
  • Geography (Greater Manchester )
  • Geography (Cheshire East)