Presenter Tess travels down the River Clyde in Scotland to its mouth. Old and new buildings can be seen from the water, as well as modern industrial and retail sites. Boats can travel 27km from Greenock to Glasgow, although the Clyde is actually much longer than this. It becomes impassable to boats further upstream, where it is narrow and very shallow.

First broadcast:
28 February 2008

After viewing the clip which gives detailed information on what can be found on the banks of the River Clyde, children could be given a birds eye view map of famous rivers that run through cities. Using the internet and reference books, children need to find out what they could find out about the banks of their river and complete their map.