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A popular bathing and jumping spot on the Double Dart river. Deep water on the far side, with shallower water next to the common. Small cliff to jump off. Nice picnic/barbecue spot with plenty of room for ball games. Other river pools and water slides nearby - one downstream about 400m, and the rest upstream past New Bridge.
  • Flashy river / prone to flooding
  • Jumping and falling

This is a crowd-sourced map. Abilities vary, and conditions change. Always assess risks for yourself before getting in.

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  • Added: 16/11/2012

    From the A38 take the Ashburton Pear Tree exit and head for Princetown/River Dart Country Park. Go past the Country Park and keep going along the lane.

    Cross Holne Bridge and keep going.

    You'll come to New Bridge next, cross that and follow the road on for about 1/2 mile along level with the river. The road starts going up hill and then into a left hairpin bend, there's a tiny lane coming off this bend so you almost go straight on.

    Go down this lane and park in the CPs on the left.

    Walk straight down to the river from there.

    From the other direction, go through Poundsgate and out of the village onto the open moor, go down the steep hill and as you enter the trees you'll be on the hairpin bend to the right, turn left off the bend.

    • Submerged objects
    • Jumping and falling

    This is a crowd-sourced map. Abilities vary, and conditions change. Always assess risks for yourself before getting in.

    There are deep spots but also some submerged rocks.

    Quite safe if you know where they are so ask / watch a local or have a wee explore before launching yourself off the cliff!!

  • Added: 06/07/2013

    Wonderful spots up and down the river from Spitchwick.

    However now its the summer season beware of traffic wardens! Even on a Sunday do not park on a single yellow line or it will be a costly swim. Park a distance away and walk down.

    • Submerged objects

    This is a crowd-sourced map. Abilities vary, and conditions change. Always assess risks for yourself before getting in.

    Traffic Wardens in the summer.

  • Added: 06/07/2013

    Wonderful spots up and down the river from Spitchwick.

    However now its the summer season beware of traffic wardens! Even on a Sunday do not park on a single yellow line or it will be a costly swim. Park a distance away and walk down.

    • Submerged objects

    This is a crowd-sourced map. Abilities vary, and conditions change. Always assess risks for yourself before getting in.

    Traffic Wardens in the summer.

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