B is for Bodmin Moor

Beasts are said to roam on Bodmin moor, but it is more notable for hiding the source of the Camel.  Concealed in the boggy flatlands high up, the river rises at OS SX1358876 on Hendraburnick Down in a common watershed.  Descending, the water divides into the Ottery going north, the Fowey heading southeast, the Valency to the southwest, whilst the Camel leaves due south.  Eventually our river will become recognisable pouring over rocky beds, but up here it slops about wetly in marshy areas gathering its strength.

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