Adur has its source in the South Downs,
southern England and cuts its way through the soft chalk to its mouth.
low tide the River Adur cuts a
narrow fast running channel through the mud flats in the middle of Shoreham-by-Sea
as it rushes out to sea through the two long piers that mark the entrance
to Shoreham Harbour.
Two Images from the Presentation
The river is interesting at mid-tide when half the mud flats are revealed. The mud flats become a roost for gulls and other birds, especially during the winter. Waders and birds on the mud include Ringed Plover, Dunlins and Lapwing, which are all commonly seen in the colder months. Redshanks sound the first warning at the anticipation of danger. Boats and wooden posts are occupied by Cormorants fanning their wings after feeding on eels and flatfish.
Presentation for Schools
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River Adur Project
Education Resource Group
Cycle: Sample Page
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Adur at Dusk
View of the Adur Ferry Bridge from the Norfolk Bridge
Further Information links:
FERRY BRIDGE VIDEO
Revised November 2013
Opening of the Adur Ferry Bridge.
A brief documentary on the development of the £9.8 million bridge across the River Adur in Shoreham Harbour, West Sussex.
new Adur Ferry Bridge
Opening Day 13 November 2013
Accompanying photographic gallery: flickr
History of St. Mary de haura Parish Church, New Shoreham
St. Nicolas Church, Old Shoreham
Ouse and Adur Rivers Trust
River Adur Page
Glossary of River Terms
Silt (National Geographic)
BBC River Flooding & Management (GCSE Bitesize)
Postcards of the Floods at Bramber
WSCC Old footbridge replacement (the new swing bridge)
Downs Link Cyclepath
Cycle Routes in West Sussex
Birds of the Adur Estuary RSPB
History of Shoreham Cement Works
History of Shoreham (Timeline)
Geograph Project: the River Adur in pictures
Development of Shoreham Harbour (by Judith Middleton)
Adur Valley group on facebook
of Shoreham (1)
Bridges of Shoreham (2)
Port of Shoreham
A short pictorial history of the death of the Shoreham footbridge and the birth of the Adur Swingbridge (link to video by Jeremy Croucher).
World Oceans Day 2013
ADURFERRY BRIDGE LINKS
Day Gallery (still images)
Opening Day Gallery (video of stills)
Swing Mechanism in Operation (Opening Day video)
Ferry Bridge Gallery of Construction
Swing Bridge and Demolition of the Footbridge