Beautiful Britain: Tarmar Valley

Country Life UK|May 27, 2020

Beautiful Britain: Tarmar Valley
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The River Tavy, which rises in the peaty Dartmoor earth, rushes over granite rocks and pours over a 7ft drop into the Devil’s Kitchen pool on its rambunctious, tumbling way to encounter the Tamar, and even has its own poet: William Browne. Born in Tavistock in about 1590, he wrote yards of praise to the Tavy in his main work, Britannia’s Pastorals, including these lines:

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May 27, 2020