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).

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Lynher — may refer to: * River Lynher in Cornwall * Lynher , one of the Torpoint Ferries …   Wikipedia

  • River Tamar — Geobox River name = River Tamar native name = other name = other name1 = image size = image caption = The Calstock Viaduct crossing the River Tamar country = England region = Cornwall region1 = Devon city = city1 = length = watershed = discharge… …   Wikipedia

  • River Tiddy — Geobox River name = River Tiddy native name = other name = other name1 = country = England region = Cornwall region1 = city = city1 = length = watershed = discharge location = discharge average = discharge max = discharge min = discharge1… …   Wikipedia

  • River Fal — Flushing, from Fish Strand Quay, Falmouth, with rainbow Origin Goss Moor Mouth Carrick Roads …   Wikipedia

  • River Truro — Coordinates: 50°15′25″N 5°02′42″W / 50.257°N 5.045°W / 50.257; 5.045 …   Wikipedia

  • Tamar, River — ▪ river, Australia       tidal estuary in northern Tasmania, Australia, formed by the confluence of the North and South Esk rivers. It extends 40 miles (65 km) northwest to enter Bass Strait at Port Dalrymple, the mouth of the estuary. The latter …   Universalium

  • De Lank River — Sketch map showing the De Lank River as a tributary of the River Camel …   Wikipedia

  • North Hill, Cornwall — Coordinates: 50°33′48″N 4°26′28″W / 50.5634°N 4.4411°W / 50.5634; 4.4411 …   Wikipedia

  • Timeline of Cornish history — NOTOC This timeline summarizes significant events in the History of Cornwall. Cornwall s earliest recorded history pre dates the Roman invasions and conquests of Britain. In the Iron Age Cornwall was part of the Celtic Kingdom of Dumnonia. It is… …   Wikipedia

  • Notter, Cornwall — Coordinates: 50°25′26″N 4°16′26″W / 50.424°N 4.274°W / 50.424; 4.274 …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.