East Dart River

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East Dart
Postbridge Clapper Bridge 2005-07-21.jpg
The clapper bridge crossing of the East Dart, at Postbridge
Country England
County Devon
 - location Kit Rock, Whinney's Down
 - elevation 510 m (1,673 ft)
Mouth Dartmeet
 - elevation 210 m (689 ft)
 - coordinates 50°32′34″N 3°52′32″W / 50.5428°N 3.8756°W / 50.5428; -3.8756Coordinates: 50°32′34″N 3°52′32″W / 50.5428°N 3.8756°W / 50.5428; -3.8756
Length 16.3 km (10 mi)

The East Dart River is one of the two main tributaries of the River Dart in Devon, England.

Its source is to the west of Whitehorse Hill and slightly south of Cranmere Pool on Dartmoor. It flows south and then south-west for around 9 km to reach the village of Postbridge where it is spanned by a well-known clapper bridge.

Just above Postbridge the river drops around 2 metres in a short distance and the point is referred to as "Waterfall".

The "Waterfall" on the East Dart.

It continues south past Bellever to Dartmeet where it joins the West Dart.[1]


  1. ^ Okehampton and North Dartmoor (Landranger Map 191) (D ed.), Ordnance Survey, 2007, ISBN 978-0-319-22864-7