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Thomas Hardy’s celebration of Christmas in Dorset in his early novel Under the Greenwood Tree is perhaps second only to A Christmas Carol (a version ...More
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River Teign, Devon

The River Teign is a river, 30 miles long, located in the county of Devon, England. The Teign rises near Cranmere Pool, on Dartmoor and flows past Castle Drogo towards Newton Abbot . Here it becomes tidal before finally joining the English Channel at Teignmouth . It is crossed near Teigncombe by a prehistoric clapper bridge, which is an ancient style of bridge made from large slabs of granite. The area is home to a wide variety of wildlife including herons, dippers, grey wagtails, mallards and kingfishers as well as bluebells and daffodils. The river is a popular spot for fishing, and is home to salmon, brown trout and sea trout.

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Slapton Sands
Salcombe Hill
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Lundy
River Axe
East Lyn Valley
East Lyn River
River Taw
River Torridge
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