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Pulteney Weir and Bristol Avon River, Bath, England | by David McKelvey
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Pulteney Weir and Bristol Avon River, Bath, England

The River Avon is an English river in the south west of the country. To distinguish it from a number of other Rivers Avon in Britain, this river is often also known as the Lower Avon or Bristol Avon. The name "Avon" is a cognate of the Welsh word afon, "river".

 

The Avon rises just north of the village of Acton Turville in South Gloucestershire, before flowing through Wiltshire. In its lower reaches from Bath to the Severn Estuary at Avonmouth near Bristol the river is navigable and known as the Avon Navigation. Source: en.wikipedia.org

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Taken on April 23, 2013