SX7680 : Dartmoor: Becky Falls

taken 15 years ago, near to Manaton, Devon, Great Britain

Dartmoor: Becky Falls
Dartmoor: Becky Falls
From a strictly physical geographical point of view this is the Becka Falls waterfall on the Becka Brook, which is a tributary of the River Bovey. The water cascades here over a boulder-strewn bed with a fall of about 70 feet or about 20 metres.

However the land in which they occur is privately owned, and the owners have unsurprisingly turned the site into a tourist attraction in which the falls are the centrepiece of a woodland park containing a variety of different features such as a children's zoo, pony paddocks, and the inevitable gift shop. In the course of this commercialization the name of the falls has metamorphosed from Becka, as shown on the OS 1940s map, into Becky, as shown on the current OS map. The falls were first made accessible to the public in 1903, and the park's website is here LinkExternal link Adult admittance in May 2007 was 5.75 per person.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 9 May, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 20 May, 2007
Category
Waterfalls   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 761 801 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:36.4453N 3:45.1410W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SX 761 801
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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