C is for Catchment

Coming down from where it rises, the river gathers water over the next 40km of its course from its tributaries, Stannon, de Lank, Clerkenwater, Ruthern and Allen until it passes Wadebridge and runs into the Camel estuary. Draining from the granite moor, the surrounding sandstones, slates and shales pour off water into the main body and ancillary waterways. Evidence of the rural catchment is seen most years as the river rises and falls dramatically with the weather and seasons, modified very little by reservoir or extraction.

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    AtoZed of The Camel are a fly-tying, conservation-minded fisherman who lives on the Camel
    and his daughter, who once caught a trout by mistake

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