Dartmeet



A famous beauty spot, where east and west branches of the River Dart meet in a steep, wooded valley. Many choose to gather here to picnic, laze in the sunshine or head off across the moor.  As the name suggests, Dartmeet is the meeting point of the two major tributaries of the  River Dart: the East Dart and West Dart. The road bridge, built in 1792, spans the East Dart; just above it, at the side of the large carpark is an earlier, possibly medieval, clapper bridge, now partially collapsed.
This 1/3rd second exposure emphasises the flowing water which, for me, creates an urge to follow this water on its journey to the sea. Many canoeists and kayakers know this urge hence the confluence of the rivers is a popular put-in.

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