The origin of the name ‘Roe’ is unclear. Suggestions include a Viking origin in the 8th/9th century, and the Irish ‘rua’, meaning ‘red’, ie the Red River. In the winter when water levels are high the river takes on a strong red hue as a result of peat being washed down the river.
The Roe Basin (or Roe Valley) is a wide, glacial valley. The river flows most of the way to Limavady through an open, grassy, pastoral farmland landscape before narrowing through a metamorphic rock gorge ( just behind the camera in this shot) within the Roe Valley Country Park.
Overall image composed of two HDR’s ( comprising of three exposures) blended and tonemapped in photomatix, then stitched in photoshop, tonal adjustments also made in lightroom.