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May 2018: The Somerset Levels

The Somerset Levels are one of Britainís less well-known jewels. Delineated by the Mendips to the north, Bridgwater Bay to the west, and the Quantocks ...More
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Dodman Point, Cornwall

Dodman Point is a vast headland projecting out into the channel from South Cornwall, England. Heavily fortified with two foreboding ramparts and ditches cut into the ground it would have been used as a promontory fort, protecting Cornwall from seaward armies. It is though that fortifications were first built there sometime in the Iron Age . It is now also home to a large granite cross used as a beacon to protect ships from the headland. Dodman Point is found near Mevagissey , a once busy fishing port that now finds most of its income from local tourism and pleasure vessels. Its closet village however is Gorran Haven, a small fishing village sheltered by the jutting rock.

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Helford River
River Fowey
Camel Estuary
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Camel Valley
St Anthony Head
Pentire Point and the Rumps
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Rame Peninsula
Roseland Peninsula
River Camel
River Looe

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The Last public hanging - 1868, Prince of Wales Opens Vauxhall Bridge - 1906, British Find Oil in Persia - 1908, First Female Magistrate Appointed - 1913, First ever Glyndebourne - 1934
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