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North Teign River

June 26, 2012

in Devon landscapes

The Teign River rises in the shadow of the tors on the heights of Dartmoor, then loops away to form the eastern boundary of the National Park before heading south to the sea. Along the way it carves steep-sided valleys that are rich in plant life and animal species, including Dunsford Nature Reserve with its spectacular wild daffodils. Here, the river has only just left the moors by a kilometre or so and is already plunging downwards through dense woodland full of ferns ad moss. The water is sparklingly clear but stained a peaty brown from its travels through the moorland.

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