SX1251 : Fowey Estuary

taken 1 year ago, near to Polruan, Cornwall, Great Britain

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Fowey Estuary
Fowey Estuary
The River Fowey ( Cornish: Fowi) is a river in Cornwall.
It rises at Fowey Well (originally Cornish: Fenten Fowi, meaning spring of the river Fowey) about 1-mile north-west of Brown Willy on Bodmin Moor, not far from one of its tributaries rising at Dozmary Pool and Colliford Lake, passes Lanhydrock House, Restormel Castle and Lostwithiel, then broadens at Milltown before joining the English Channel at Fowey. The estuary is called Uzell (Cornish: Usel, meaning howling place). It is only navigable by larger craft for the last 7 miles. There is a ferry between Fowey and Bodinnick. The first road crossing going upstream is in Lostwithiel. The river has seven tributaries, the largest being the River Lerryn. The section of the Fowey Valley between Doublebois and Bodmin Parkway railway station is known as the Glynn Valley (Cornish: Glyn, meaning deep wooded valley). The valley is the route of both the A38 trunk road and the railway line (built by the Cornwall Railway in 1859).

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SX1251, 407 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 2 September, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 12 January, 2018
Geographical Context
Estuary, Marine 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 1253 5130 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:19.9037N 4:38.1276W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 1178 5096
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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