SX8851 : Lower Ferry, Kingswear

taken 6 years ago, near to Dartmouth, Devon, Great Britain

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Lower Ferry, Kingswear
Lower Ferry, Kingswear
The lower ferry is one of three ferries crossing the River Dart to link Kingswear with Dartmouth.

This image, taken on a very wet Easter Saturday, shows the ferry leaving the slipway at Kingswear for the short crossing to Dartmouth.

The ferry forms part of the route of the B3205 road.
Lower Ferry at Dartmouth :: SX8751

The Lower Ferry crosses the River Dart between Dartmouth and Kingswear and carries up to 8 cars plus a number of foot passengers.
There are a pair of ferry units, each consisting of a floating platform which is pushed and pulled by an associated tug.
The ferry operates on the route of the original row-boat ferry between Dartmouth and Kingswear which was replaced in 1834 by the 'horse ferry' - also rowed, but capable of taking two horses and carts.

River Dart

The River Dart rises at Lower White Tor on Dartmoor and flows generally SE to its mouth at Dartmouth. Its valley and surrounding area is an area of outstanding natural beauty. The river's mouth is an excellent example of a Ria (drowned river valley).
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B3205 Road

The B3205 is a shortish road in the Dartmouth Area parallel to the A379. It runs 4.5 miles from Stoke Fleming to Hillhead, via the Kingsweir Ferry.
Starting at a fork on the A379 this narrow road proceeds via Warfleet Road to Dartmouth Lower Ferry. A branch with the same number goes from this point to Dartmouth Higher Ferry and the A379.
The B3205 crosses the Lower Ferry to Kingswear and then climbs to join the A379 at Hillhead SX9053 : A379 / B3205 junction.

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Saturday, 26 March, 2016   (more nearby)
Saturday, 2 April, 2016
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Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Docks, Harbours 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SX 8812 5102 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:20.9061N 3:34.4306W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SX 8815 5103
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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