The River Lum is a river flowing through mostly Misthalin and the Wilderness, moving north-to-south. It is the longest river in Free-to-play, and the second longest river in RuneScape. Its source is in the Wilderness, north of the Wilderness Volcano. It runs as an underground stream until it emerges just north of the Wilderness border. It filters out to the sea on the Misthalinian-Kharidian border. The town of Lumbridge is named after the river.
Travelling the riverEdit
Travelling up the river rather than across is possible by using canoes. It is also possible to travel to level 46 Wilderness, though the river is not visible there.
The River Lum has some important fishing spots in several locations. There are several fly and bait fishing spots in Lumbridge, and Gunnarsgrunn along the river. These are the only places in free play to catch salmon, trout, or pike. Using a small cage there are some spots to catch crayfish as well.
A hidey-hole for a 2-way grapple shortcut from Lumbridge Swamp to Al Kharid can be sound south of the Lumbridge cemetery along the western bank of the River Lum. It appears as a "Convenient rock" near a "Strong tree" and is located where the shortcut is indicated on the minimap. The hidey-hole is a buildable storage spot to store a crossbow and grapple and eliminates the need to carry a crossbow and grapple to use the shortcut. To construct the hidey-hole, level 47 Construction is required as well as a a saw and hammer (the tool belt can be used), 4 oak planks, a steel crossbow and a mithril grapple. Level 8 Agility, 37 Ranged, and 19 Strength are required to use the shortcut.
When a jetty providing boat transportation to Daemonheim was added to the game south of the hidey-hole, it also provided a bridge to the west gate of Al-Kharid. This update eliminated the need for the grapple shortcut but it is still found in game.
- The River Lum's name is just like a river in Cambridge, near Jagex HQ, called the River Cam.
- There are only four settlements by the river - Lumbridge, Gunnarsgrunn, Edgeville and Al Kharid.
- There are seven bridges over the River Lum. They are: south Lumbridge - south Al-Kharid (doubles as the Daemonheim boat dock), Lumbridge castle - east Lumbridge goblins, Lumbridge furnace - east Lumbridge farm, Beefy Bill - Champions' Guild, Draynor Manor - Varrock south-west mine, Gunnarsgrunn - Varrock, and Edgeville - Grand Exchange tunnel.