East Dart River

The East Dart River is one of the two main tributaries of the River Dart in Devon, England.

East Dart
The clapper bridge crossing of the East Dart, at Postbridge
Physical characteristics
  locationKit Rock, Whinney's Down
  elevation510 m (1,670 ft)
50.5428°N 3.8756°W / 50.5428; -3.8756
210 m (690 ft)
Length16.3 km (10.1 mi)

Its source is to the west of Whitehorse Hill and slightly south of Cranmere Pool on Dartmoor. It flows south and then south-west for around 9 km to reach the village of Postbridge where it is spanned by a well-known clapper bridge.

Just above Postbridge the river drops around 2 metres in a short distance and the point is referred to as "Waterfall".

It continues south past Bellever to Dartmeet where it joins the West Dart.[1]


  1. Okehampton and North Dartmoor (Landranger Map 191) (D ed.), Ordnance Survey, 2007, ISBN 978-0-319-22864-7

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