Badgworthy Water

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Badgworthy Water
River
Badgworthy Water Malmsmead.jpg
The bridge and ford at Malmsmead
Country England
County Devon
Tributaries
 - left Hoccombe Water
Source
 - coordinates 51°10′38″N 3°43′23″W / 51.17722°N 3.72306°W / 51.17722; -3.72306
Mouth East Lyn River
 - coordinates 51°13′05″N 3°43′42″W / 51.21806°N 3.72833°W / 51.21806; -3.72833Coordinates: 51°13′05″N 3°43′42″W / 51.21806°N 3.72833°W / 51.21806; -3.72833

Badgworthy Water is a small river which flows through Malmsmead on Exmoor, close to the border between Devon and Somerset, England.

It merges with Oare Water to become the East Lyn River.[1][2][3]

On the banks of the river are the remains of a few dwellings which formed a medieval village. The last resident left in the 1820s.[4][5]

The 17th century packhorse Malmsmead Bridge crosses Badgworthy Water, alongside an even older ford.[6]

The valley is associated with the book Lorna Doone.[1][7][8]

It has been used for canoeing and includes grade 2 and 3 rapids,[9] walking[10] and fly fishing.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Badgworthy Water". Everything Exmoor. Retrieved 2 October 2016. 
  2. ^ "Badgworthy Water — Hoccombe Water to Malmsmead". UK Rivers Guidebook. Retrieved 23 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Badgworthy Water". Somerset Rivers. Retrieved 23 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "MDE1258 - Deserted medieval settlement at Badgworthy Water". Exmoor Historic Environment Record. Exmoor National Park. Retrieved 2 October 2016. 
  5. ^ "Badgworthy". Beresford's Lost Villages. University of Hull. Retrieved 2 October 2016. 
  6. ^ "Malmsmead Bridge at NGR SS 7919 4770". Images of England. English Heritage. Retrieved 1 February 2009. 
  7. ^ "A walk in Lorna Doone country". BBC. Retrieved 2 October 2016. 
  8. ^ "Walk 1263 - The Doone Valley from Malmsmead". Walking Britain. Retrieved 2 October 2016. 
  9. ^ "Badgworthy Water - Hoccombe Water to Malmsmead". UK Rivers Guidebook. Retrieved 2 October 2016. 
  10. ^ "Walk 1263 - The Doone Valley from Malmsmead". Walking Britain. Retrieved 2 October 2016. 
  11. ^ Hart, Nick. "Bowled over by Badgworthy". Hart Fly Fishing. Retrieved 2 October 2016. 

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