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Read Devon's landscape

Find rivers, valleys, bridges, sites of forts or rock towers just from hearing the name of a place.

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Place names can often tell you something about somewhere. Like in many parts of the UK, parts of Devon's names can reveal natural features in the land or what a place was used for. Here are a few:

  • Combe = Valley
  • Berry = Enclosure
  • Cott = House
  • Tor = Rock tower
When you're exploring Devon see how many times you can spot these being used.

Mission Risk: Low

Low. This should be easy but take care.

Tags: Devon name place names etymology

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    North Devon AONB Explorer
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    North Devon Coast AONB

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Mission Id: 3333