Erme: Harford Bridge to Ivybridge

Grade 4
Length 4 km
Current Level scrape @0.61 2 hours ago

in Cornwall · Dartmoor · South West

Description

Classic narrow creeking. At high water watch out for the slot just downstream of a series of small ledges (~2km in). The run cranks up from here, culminating in the Erme gorge which starts under the railway viaduct. Inspect along the path on river right. Takeout at the footbridge in Ivybridge. Below about 0.63 on the gauge, it is recommended to park in Ivybridge and walk-in to the slot rapid, as above here starts to get scrapy.

Water Levels

Can get sketchy at spate levels when it helps to know the river. To judge levels look at the weir-like falls under the main bridge in Ivybridge: if it goes so will the river.

Getting There

Putin W3°55'14" N50°25'12"
SX636596
Takeout W3°55'11" N50°23'25"
SX636563

Takeout at the footbridge in the centre of Ivybridge where there is plenty of parking. Putin at the road bridge at Harford, a small village north of Ivybridge.

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