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From swims out in the midst of the bleak moor to the rush and tumble of the rivers and on down to the golden sand beaches

Chris Popham


Swims in this collection

  1. Maceley Cove

    The beach is approached down a steep cliff footpath that is perhaps not for everyone. The sand is completely covered at high tide but...

  2. Mansands

    Not the easiest beach to get to, but that's the appeal. A low boulder bank separates the beach from the marshy pool that is...

  3. Holne Bridge, River Dart

    From about 20 yards upstream of the bridge where the river tumbles down rapids is the top of the pool created by the weir 300...

  4. Hembury Woods

    Hembury Woods is a good example of western oak woodland with a wet alder wood in the valley and areas of heathy grassland around Hembury...

  5. Left lake

    A flooded china clay pit with a shallow beach at one end. It is however a 3 mile (exactly) walk / cycle ride from the nearest...

  6. Doublewaters

    This is the point where the Walkham runs into the Tavy, in a deep wooded valley. There are some pools and water slides in the...

  7. Denham Bridge

    47' deep pool in the River Tavy under Denham Bridge. Great jumping spot. Other pools downstream, access through the Forestry footpaths on the Bere Alston...

  8. dartington estate

    Park in Totnes near the river. Walk upstream to the weir. Above the weir is a beautiful pool with easy access straight off the footpath. Its...

  9. Gara Rock

    Gara Rock is a fabulous beach, quite secluded, south facing, sandy and offering some shelter from wind (and sun if you want it). Follow directions to...

  10. Moorsand Beach (Venerick's Cove, the Hamstone and the Pig's Nose)

    A farm track and then a public footpath follow the course of the stream down from near East Prawle. Moorsand Beach (ironic as there...

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