The Chew Valley is an area in North Somerset, England, named after
River Chew, which rises at Chewton Mendip, and joins the River Avon
Keynsham. Technically, the area of the valley is bounded by the
catchment area of the Chew and its tributaries; however, the name
Valley is often used less formally to cover other nearby areas, for
example, Blagdon Lake and its environs, which by a stricter
are part of the Yeo Valley. The valley is an area of rich arable and
dairy farmland, interspersed with a number of villages. The
consists of the valley of the River Chew and is generally low-lying
and undulating. It is bounded by higher ground ranging from Dundry
Down to the north, the Lulsgate Plateau to the west, the Mendip Hills
to the south and the Hinton Blewett, Marksbury and Newton Saint Loe
plateau areas to the east. The valley's boundary generally follows
top of scarp slopes except at the southwestern and southeastern
boundaries where flat upper areas of the Chew Valley grade gently
the Yeo Valley and eastern Mendip Hills respectively.
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