The River Chew running alongside Coles Lane in Chewton Mendip. The
spring from which the Chew rises is just upstream from this point. The river
flows North West from Chewton Mendip through Litton, Chew Valley Lake
and Chew Magna before joining the River Avon at Keynsham. In total the
Chew flows for some 17 miles through the North Somerset countryside.
The name 'Chew' has Celtic origins, but its exact meaning isn't certain.