River Tyne

The River Tyne /ˈtn/ (listen) is a river in North East England. Its length (excluding tributaries) is 73 miles (118 km).[1] It is formed by the North Tyne and the South Tyne, which converge at Warden Rock near Hexham in Northumberland at a place dubbed 'The Meeting of the Waters'.

River Tyne
River Tyne Quayside
CountryUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
Physical characteristics
SourceSouth Tyne
  locationAlston Moor, Cumbria, England
2nd sourceNorth Tyne
  locationDeadwater Fell, Kielder, Northumberland, England
North Shields, North Tyneside, England
55°0′37″N 1°25′8″W
Length118 km (73 miles)[1]
Basin size2,933 km2 (1,132 square miles)[2]
  average44.6 m3/s (1,580 cu ft/s)[2]
Basin features
  leftRiver Derwent
Confluence of North (right) and South Tyne (left) near Warden

The Tyne Rivers Trust measure the whole Tyne catchment as 2,936 km2 (1,134 square miles), containing 4,399 km (2,733 miles) of waterways.[3]