River Erme

River Erme

river_name = Erme

caption = The Erme flowing through the town of Ivybridge
origin = Dartmoor
mouth = English Channel
basin_countries = England
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The Erme is a river on Dartmoor, Devon, England. It rises in southern Dartmoor on the Abbot's Way near the source of the Plym. Near its source is an area of extensive early tin mining workings. In places the works are over 15 metres deep showing what was done by hand in those days. The river flows in a generally southerly direction past Erme Pound and then through a gorge where it passes Piles Copse, one of the few areas of ancient woodland on Dartmoor. The river continues southward, passes through the town of Ivybridge and becomes a ria shortly downstream near Ermington and Modbury, entering the English Channel near Kingston. At the mouth lie the beaches Wonwell and Mothercombe.

There are many good places to swim in the River Erme, there is a great spot around a 1/4 of the way into Long Timber Woods where there are rocks that you can jump off and a big deep pool where you can swim. Another place, locally known as 'The Travel Museum', due to the numerous trolleys and bikes on the River Bed, is near the Tennis Courts next to a grassy field, and this is good to swim in also - but there is nowhere to jump.

ee also

*Rivers of the United Kingdom

External links

* [http://www.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/erme.htm River Erme guide on the UK Rivers Guide Book site]
* [http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/subjects/flood/floodwarning/2A0a Flood warnings on the River Erme] from the Environment Agency

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