River Lynher


River Lynher

The River Lynher flows through Cornwall, passing St Germans and enters Plymouth Sound at the Hamoaze. It is approximately 21 miles (or 34km long), rising at a height of approximately 920 feet (or 280m) on Bodmin Moor and flowing into the Tamar Estuary at Plymouth. It has four main tributaries, the largest of which is the River Tiddy. The smaller tributaries include Deans Brook, Withey Brook, Marke Valley and Darleyford streams and Kelly Brook.

The Lynher and its tributaries are largely used for rod and line fishing, particularly for brown trout and Atlantic salmon. Its estuary is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest and also as a Special Protection Area. Many species can be found here, including rarer species such as the kingfisher, otter, dipper, avocet, black-tailed godwit and the triangular club-rush (scirpus).


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