River Mole, Devon

The River Mole a tributary of the River Taw in Devon which rises on the southwestern border of Exmoor. The river takes its name from the market towns of North and South Molton. The river used to be known as the Nymet.[1]

River Mole
The River Mole below its confluence
with the River Yeo.
Location within Devon
DistrictNorth Devon
TownsNorth Molton, South Molton
Physical characteristics
SourceNorth Molton Ridge
  locationTwitchen, North Devon, Devon
  coordinates51°5′6.5″N 3°44′25″W
  elevation360 m (1,180 ft)
MouthRiver Taw
Junction Pool, Devon
50°56′30″N 03°54′24″W
6 m (20 ft)
  average8.70 m3/s (307 cu ft/s)
  minimum0.20 m3/s (7.1 cu ft/s)27 August 1976
  maximum188.0 m3/s (6,640 cu ft/s)9 January 1968


  • River Yeo
  • Crooked Oak
  • River Bray
  • Little Silver Stream

See also


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