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The River Camel
River Camel
(Cornish: Dowr Kammel, meaning crooked river) is a river in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It rises on the edge of Bodmin Moor
Bodmin Moor
and with its tributaries its catchment area covers much of North Cornwall.[1] The river flows into the eastern Celtic Sea
Celtic Sea
between Stepper Point
Stepper Point
and Pentire Point
Pentire Point
having covered about 30 miles. The river is tidal upstream to Egloshayle
Egloshayle
and is popular for sailing, birdwatching and fishing. The name Camel comes from the Cornish language for 'the crooked one', a reference to its winding course. Historically the river was divided into three named stretches. Heyl (Cornish: Heyl, meaning estuary) was the name for the estuary up to Egloshayle, the River Allen (Cornish: Dowr Alen, meaning shining river) was the stretch between Egloshayle
Egloshayle
and Trecarne, whilst the Camel was reserved for the stretch of river between its source and Trecarne.[2]

Contents

1 Geology and hydrology 2 Estuary 3 Recreation

3.1 Beaches and bathing 3.2 The Camel Trail 3.3 Long distance footpaths 3.4 Water sports

4 Wildlife and conservation

4.1 Birds 4.2 Fish 4.3 Flora

5 History and infrastructure

5.1 Water pollution incident

6 Tributaries
Tributaries
and their names 7 References 8 External links

Geology and hydrology[edit] The River Camel
River Camel
rises on Hendraburnick Down (UK Grid Reference SX135875) on the edge of Bodmin
Bodmin
Moor, an area which forms part of the granite spine of Cornwall. The river's course is through upper and middle Devonian
Devonian
rocks,[3] predominantly the Upper Delabole
Delabole
Slates, Trevose Slates and Polzeath
Polzeath
Slates that stretch to the coast, although Pentire Head
Pentire Head
is composed mainly of pillow lavas.[4] The only active quarry in the River Camel
River Camel
catchment area is at Delabole[5] and there has been mining for lead and silver on Pentire Head,[6] and building stone at various locations. Further inland mines surrounding the Camel and its tributaries produced tin,[7][8] lead, copper[9] and iron; Mulberry Mine near Ruthernbridge
Ruthernbridge
produced 1300 tons of tin between 1859 and 1916.[10] Several small China Clay pits also operated in the 19th century around Blisland.[11][12][13]

The young River Camel
River Camel
at Slaughterbridge
Slaughterbridge
upstream of Camelford

The source of the Camel is at 218 metres (715 ft) above sea level[14] and it has an average incline of 7m/km.[14] The upper reaches of the Camel and its tributaries are mainly moorland giving way to woodland and farmland, predominantly livestock.[14] This means that 64.8% of the catchment is grassland, with a further 14.8% arable land and 12.9% woodland. Of the remaining 7.4%, 4.5% is through urban or built-up areas, 2.7% is mountain, heath and bog and the remainder is inland waters.[15] The Camel's catchment area covers 413 km2[14] on the western side of Bodmin
Bodmin
Moor, and is mainly Devonian
Devonian
slates and granite,[16] with some shales and sandstones.[14] Water volumes are affected by the reservoir at Crowdy Marsh, by abstraction of water for public supply, and by effluent from the sewage system around Bodmin. Data collected by the National Water Archive shows that water flow in the River Camel for 2006 was considerably below average. This correlates with reduced rainfall, particularly between the months of June and September. Data from 2013 and 2014 also shows below average annual flow but with points of higher that average flow during Winter.[14] Estuary[edit]

Sketch map of the River Camel
River Camel
estuary

The estuary of the River Camel
River Camel
seen from Pentire Point
Pentire Point
with Trebetherick
Trebetherick
Point in the foreground.

The estuary of the River Camel
River Camel
looking seaward from Padstow

The Doom Bar
Doom Bar
sandbank extends across the Camel estuary

The next five and a half miles beside the broadening Camel to Padstow is the most beautiful train journey I know — John Betjeman, Betjeman's Cornwall[17]

The Camel Estuary
Estuary
(Cornish: Heyl Kammel)[18] stretches from Wadebridge downstream to the open sea at Padstow
Padstow
Bay. The quays at Wadebridge
Wadebridge
are now developed with apartments and retail space on the west bank. North of the quays, the river passes under a concrete bridge carrying the A39 bypass and past the disused Vitriol Quay. Downstream of Burniere Point the valley widens on the right with acres of salt marsh where the River Amble flows in. Here the Cornwall
Cornwall
Birdwatching
Birdwatching
and Preservation Society has hides on both sides of the river; those on the Camel Trail
Camel Trail
are open to the public. The main river follows the western side of the valley, while on the eastern side a barrage prevents the rising tide from entering the River Amble. Downstream from the Amble, an adit can be found on the foreshore below Dinham Hill, only accessible from the foreshore at low tide, the remains of Wheal Sisters copper mine.[9] Cant Cove lies on the east bank below Cant Hill and the rotting ribs of a ship project from the mud. Almost opposite Cant Hill on the west bank is Camel Quarry,[19] the piles of waste rock clearly visible above the river with the remains of a quay visible at low water. From here the mud gives way to sand and Gentle Jane, named after a legendary lady who treated the ills of all comers.[20] From Porthilly
Porthilly
Cove on the east bank, the estuary widens and swings to the north. On the west bank, the Camel Trail
Camel Trail
crosses the triple-span “ Iron
Iron
Bridge” over Little Petherick
Little Petherick
Creek then passes below Dennis Hill and its obelisk. The fishing port of Padstow
Padstow
stands on the west bank from where the Black Tor Ferry
Black Tor Ferry
(officially owned by the Duchy of Cornwall) carries people across the river to Rock. The mouth of the Camel lies between Stepper Point
Stepper Point
on the west and Pentire Point
Pentire Point
on the east, and each headland shelters sandy beaches. On the west side of the estuary, Tregirls beach
Tregirls beach
is protected by Stepper Point. At the northern end of Tregirls beach
Tregirls beach
is Harbour Cove and between here and Hawker's Cove evidence has been found of occupation during the Bronze Age, Iron
Iron
Age and Roman periods, and use of Harbour Cove
Harbour Cove
for trading vessels.[21] In 1827, Padstow
Padstow
Harbour Association chose Hawker's Cove as the location for the Padstow
Padstow
lifeboat. Operations were taken over by the RNLI
RNLI
in 1856. A new lifeboat station and slipway were built in 1931 and a second lifeboat stationed at Hawker's Cove. The station closed in 1962 because silting rendered the channel too shallow.[22] The building is now converted to residential use. Beyond Hawkers Cove, the Doom Bar
Doom Bar
extends across the estuary. The sandbank has been the graveyard of many ships. A legend as to how the Doom Bar
Doom Bar
came about describes how a local fisherman is reputed to have shot a mermaid with an arrow, with the result that she cursed Padstow by putting the sandbar between the harbour and the sea.[23] On the east side of the estuary, the village of Rock is centre for sailing, dinghy racing and marine leisure. From Rock, dunes and intertidal sands extend north as far as Brea Hill. Beyond Brea Hill is Daymer Bay
Daymer Bay
with a beach north of which is the settlement of Trebetherick. A stretch of rocky foreshore swings east to the bay and beach at Polzeath, a location for surfing. North of Polzeath, Pentire Point marks the northeast extremity of the estuary. Recreation[edit] The Camel Estuary
Estuary
has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), covering the area between Padstow/Rock and Wadebridge.[24] The estuary comprises part of the Cornwall
Cornwall
Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Almost a third of Cornwall
Cornwall
has AONB designation, with the same status and protection as a National Park. Beaches and bathing[edit] On the western bank Hawker's Cove, Tregirls beach
Tregirls beach
and St Georges Cove lie between Stepper Point
Stepper Point
and Padstow, while on the eastern bank moving upstream from Pentire Point
Pentire Point
is Polzeath
Polzeath
beach, Daymer Bay
Daymer Bay
and Rock. Water quality is monitored at Polzeath
Polzeath
and Daymer Bay
Daymer Bay
with water classification for the years 2012 to 2015 for both locations being "Excellent".[25][26] Water quality was previously monitored at Rock, results from 2007 for all three locations on the eastern bank of the river being either "good" or "excellent".[27] The Camel Trail[edit]

The Camel Trail
Camel Trail
crosses Petherick Creek on this bridge which formerly carried the North Cornwall
Cornwall
Railway

The Camel Trail, used by walkers and cyclists, follows the trackbed of the Bodmin
Bodmin
and Wadebridge
Wadebridge
Railway from Wenfordbridge, past the outskirts of Bodmin
Bodmin
at Dunmere, and through Wadebridge
Wadebridge
to Padstow. Long distance footpaths[edit] The South West Coast Path
South West Coast Path
follows the River Camel
River Camel
from Pentire Point to Rock, and from Padstow
Padstow
to Stepper Point. It crosses the river using the Black Tor Ferry. The Saints' Way
Saints' Way
footpath links Padstow
Padstow
with Fowey. It follows first the River Camel, and then Little Petherick
Little Petherick
Creek from Padstow
Padstow
to Little Petherick, before striking inland and crossing the county to the River Fowey. This route is a very ancient one used by travellers from Ireland and Wales making for Brittany and wishing to avoid the dangerous seas around Lands End.[20] Water sports[edit] The section of the river between and Tuckingmill Bridge and Penrose Bridge near Blisland
Blisland
is Grade 2 for kayaking but illegal unless you obtain permission from the riparian owners (both banks).[28] Wildlife and conservation[edit] There are five Sites of Special
Special
Scientific Interest (SSSIs) along the length of the Camel. Four small SSSIs at Harbour Cove, Rock Dunes, Trebetherick
Trebetherick
Point and Pentire Peninsula
Pentire Peninsula
are on the estuary, while the River Camel
River Camel
Valley and Tributaries
Tributaries
SSSI covers much of the Camel Valley between Egloshayle
Egloshayle
and Blisland, and extends in several further sections of varying size up to its source. This SSSI covers much of the River Allen, a tributary which flows into the river immediately upstream of Egloshayle, and some smaller unnamed tributaries. In addition there is an SSSI at Amble Marshes
Amble Marshes
on the River Amble which flows into the Camel Estuary
Estuary
between Wadebridge
Wadebridge
and Rock. The River Camel
River Camel
has been designated by the Joint Nature Conservation Committee as a Special
Special
Area of Conservation[29] of European importance for the otter and the bullhead. There are two nature reserves on Camel and its tributaries. The Walmsley sanctuary of the Cornwall
Cornwall
Birdwatching
Birdwatching
and Preservation Society is on the Amble marshes on the River Amble above Trewornan Bridge. Hawke's Wood reserve, owned by the Cornwall
Cornwall
Wildlife Trust, is on the south side of the Camel Valley between Wadebridge
Wadebridge
and Dunmere. Here is an abandoned quarry in a mature woodland of predominantly sessile oak.[30] Birds[edit] With the large areas of salt marsh on the estuary, the river provides an excellent location for birds. Large flocks of waders can be seen in winter, preyed on by peregrine falcons, and a migrant osprey often pauses a few days to fish in spring and autumn.[30] Mute swans nest at several locations, particularly near to the bridge in Wadebridge. Shelduck, shoveller and mallard are found on the river and teal further upstream.[31] The estuary was one of the first places in England
England
to be colonised by little egrets, the birds are seen on mudflats at low tide. Other rarities include an American belted kingfisher seen in the 1980s for only the second time in England. Upstream and on several of its tributaries, kingfishers can be seen,[31] while the Cornwall
Cornwall
Wildlife Trust reserve at Hawkes Wood is noted for nuthatches and tawny owls.[32] There are three birdwatching hides. Tregunna Hide (Grid reference SW 969 738), owned by Cornwall
Cornwall
County Council, is located by the Camel Trail[33] and is open to the public. Burniere Hide (Grid Reference SW 982 740) is owned by the Cornwall
Cornwall
Birdwatching
Birdwatching
and Preservation Society (CBWPS)[33] is open to members. In addition the CBWPS own the Walmsley Sanctuary which covers over 20 hectares (49 acres) on the River Amble, with two further hides for use by its members. The Walmsley sanctuary is nationally important for wintering waders and wildfowl.[31] These hides are located on the estuary below Wadebridge while upstream of Wadebridge
Wadebridge
there is a hide overlooking Treraven Meadow located 500m from Guineaport towards Bodmin[34] In 2016 a Dalmatian Pelican was recorded on the River Camel
River Camel
at various locations between Rock and Dinham[35] Fish[edit] The estuary is a sea bass conservation area and these can be seen by surfers in summer. Flounders can be found in the brackish waters as far upstream as Cant Hill. Salmon
Salmon
and sea trout can be found in the river. Occasionally basking sharks can be seen at the mouth of the river and very occasionly bottlenose dolphins can be seen.[36] Flora[edit] By the Atlantic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
the flora is distinctly maritime, characterised by thrift and bladder campion on exposed clifftops and spring squill and heather in the turf. Stunted blackthorn and gorse tolerate more exposed sites, while the quarry on Stepper Point
Stepper Point
is home to many species of marsh plants. Above Egloshayle
Egloshayle
there are beds of yellow flag Iris while the wooded slopes of the valley are filled with bluebells in spring. The camel is home to two invasive non-native species; Japanese knotweed and Himalayan balsam. Both are the subject of manual control on various stretches of the river.[37] History and infrastructure[edit] Cornwall
Cornwall
is a county of high cliffs and deep valleys, so rivers have been used for transport throughout history. Being one of the few safe havens on the north coast of Cornwall, the Camel Estuary
Estuary
has been used since Roman times, and most likely earlier.[21] The river has been navigable beyond Wadebridge
Wadebridge
with the highest quay being at Guineaport, and beyond that at least as far as Pendavy a mile further upstream.[38] There is also the remains of a Roman fort near Nanstallon overlooking the Camel valley.[39] The river and its tributaries are crossed by more Listed bridges than any other river in Cornwall.[40] Most notable is at Wadebridge[41], the lowest bridge on the river, which was built in the 15th century to replace an earlier ford which was considered dangerous to use at certain times. Thomas Loveybond, Vicar of Egloshayle, was the mover of construction while John de Harlan was the actual builder.[42] The bridge has been widened at least twice over the years, and was granted Grade II listed status in 1969.[43] Moving upstream from Wadebridge, the other listed bridges are Helland Bridge[44], Wenfordbridge[45], Coombe Mill Bridge[46], Gam Bridge[47], and Slaughterbridge[48], this latter so named as it is held to be the location of King Arthur's last battle. One of the largest structures on the Estuary
Estuary
is the " Iron
Iron
Bridge", a three span girder bridge originally built to carry the Railway between Wadebridge
Wadebridge
and Padstow
Padstow
over Petherick Creek and which now forms part of the Camel Trail. Sitting on Dennis Hill overlooking the bridge is an Obelisk
Obelisk
erected to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Qeeen Victoria'. Erected in 1889 the granite obelisk is Grade II listed.[49] Water pollution incident[edit] Main article: Camelford
Camelford
water pollution incident In July 1988, the water supply to Camelford
Camelford
and the surrounding area was contaminated when 20 tons of aluminium sulphate was poured into the wrong tank at Lowermoor Water Treatment Works
Lowermoor Water Treatment Works
on Bodmin
Bodmin
Moor. An inquiry into the incident (the worst of its kind in British history) started in 2002, and a report was issued in January 2005 but questions remain as to the long-term effects on the health of residents. Michael Meacher, who visited Camelford
Camelford
as environment minister, called the incident and its aftermath, "A most unbelievable scandal."[50] Tributaries
Tributaries
and their names[edit] The main tributaries of the River Camel
River Camel
are the Allen, the Ruthern, the De Lank and the Stannon. Other tributaries include the River Amble, which joins the Camel near Burniere Point and the Polmorla Brook (historically Treguddick Brook) which joins the Camel immediately above the bridge at Wadebridge. In terms of its name there is evidence that what is now known as the River Camel
River Camel
has had several names in the past. The name Camel is derived from Middle Cornish "Cam-El", "Crooked one", and seems originally to have referred only to the upper parts.[51] The lower part of the river was referred to as the River Allen, a common Celtic river name of unknown derivation, however in the 19th Century the name Allen was transferred to the River Layne which flows into the Camel just above Egloshayle. The Camel estuary appears to have been called the River Hayle
Hayle
from Middle Cornish "Hayle", estuary[51] and while this may have been as much a description as a proper name, the continued use of the name Hayle
Hayle
Bay for the bay containing Polzeath beach supports this. In turn it has been suggested that the River Layne may have previously been called the River Dewi given the number of places along its course which contain the element.[51] References[edit]

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River Camel
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