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    Default Crash near Mere, Wiltshire, river

    Hi all,
    while working on map of Wellington crashed near Mere (between Sedgehill and Mere) on the original plan there is something like a small river - I this it should be the zig-zag line of trees on the Google map (to the north of Cowridge Copse found by Google) but no name there.
    Could anybody help me to find out if it is really a river and its name?

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    Pavel, Hi,
    Give me the Lat/Lon of your Mere/Sedgehill location from GE and I will look on the UK OS maps to see what can be found!
    HTH
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    Hi Peter,

    many thanks for your kind offer.

    The "river" should went through this position:

    51 3'43.64"N
    213'3.14"W

    TIA

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    It is called the River Lodde.
    It looks more like a ditch than a river.
    Futher down stream there is a shot from google streetview that clearyly shows it is a water course.
    Andy

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    Pavel, Hi,
    I have sent you an email with an attachment showing a copy of a map of the area that I think you are interested in (I hope!).
    There is a small river there (at Lower Park Farm) but not many trees on the map. There appear to be plenty on GE! However, in this area of UK the underlying geology is chalk. The "river" that appears to flow past/through Lower Park Farm is what we would call a "bourne". This is a stream which is not a permanent feature. It is usually flowing in the winter (or wet weather) but dries up and disappears in the summer (or dry weather). This particular stream is a tributary of the River Lodden. (Please be aware that there is also a River Loddon - they are not the same rivers!!).
    The program that I use for UK maps is http://wtp2.appspot.com/wheresthepath.htm?l. It is free, but they only allow you download so many tiles each day. You can have the UK OS maps and GE side by side on the screen! You can also do a profile of the land under any flight-path!
    HTH
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    Many thanks chaps!

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