Location around River Wear (5)
I believe the answer is:
Here is my best explanation:
'wear' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)
'location around river' is the wordplay.
'location' becomes 'spot' (spot is a kind of location).
'around' means one lot of letters goes inside another.
'river' becomes 'r'.
'spot' enclosing 'r' is 'SPORT'.