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Posted 11/11/18 08:01 PM
En-Route to Fox Tor Cafe, Dartmoor, 11-11-2018. Wrapped up warm in the Volvo. M 4/4 ??? - Showers too heavy today!
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#542414 - 12/11/18 06:51 PM Re: River Dart [Re: Moggo]
John V6 Offline

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Originally Posted By Moggo
Hi Mog 615,
The bridge in the picture is the one downstream closer to the River Dart country park. Newbridge further upstream is the one where most canoeists put into the water and that was very busy indeed. The kayakers haul out a little further down river from the pictured bridge. I did take some other pictures including canoeists that day and they all seemed to be having good sport in the conditions though it can of course get wilder than this. I understand that salmon spawn upriver through here and summer time use of the river is barred to canoeists.

The bridge & the are is well known from my youth in the Cubs & Scouts in Paignton & my kids all went to the Country park as a right of passage when the left the village primary in Bucks to the respective big schools. A lovely area.
2006 Indigo Blue Roadster S1

#542547 - 13/11/18 06:09 PM Re: River Dart [Re: Moggo]
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Originally Posted By Moggo
Hi Mog 615,
The bridge in the picture is the one downstream closer to the River Dart country park. .

A yes , now I recognise it as Holne Bridge.

When I run that section I prefer to carry on paddling past Buckfastleigh and get out at the Salmon Leap Cafe just after the A38 road bridge.

We all avoid the River Dart Country Park car park at all costs due to their exorbitant charges.
Andy G
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