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Monday, 30 April 2018

A-Z Challenge 2018 - British Rivers: 'Z'

I must be a dunce to think that I could find a British river beginning with 'Z'. But then I remembered that 'z' is the last letter of the alphabet - 


Bridge, Buckland Mill, Devon
 showing two of the arches across the River Duntz.

In 1986 the BBC Domesday project included this is part of the "View of Buckland Brewer."

"In our area we have two rivers called Yeo and Duntz. They have quite a lot of small streams joining them. The Duntz is quite narrow with pebbles at the bottom. The Duntz joins the River Yeo which joins the River Torridge. The valleys have gently sloping sides and level floors.

The bridges crossing over the Yeo and Duntz are stone."

To hide the scars from this years A-Z and to maintain the mill connection I discovered a west country stream that rises in Wiltshire and which flows north east for 8.1 miles before joining the Bristol Avon (you could say that that has brought us back from 'Z' to 'A'.)

Mill Lane, Colston runs alongside Gauze Brook
That's all folks!

Photo attributions:

  • Bridge, Buckland Mill: 16 February 2008 ex geograph.org.uk by Derek Harper - CC BY-SA 2.0 Licence
  • Mill Lane Colston: 24 January 2007  ex geograph.org.uk by Roger Comfort - CC BY-SA 2.0 Licence.

10 comments:

Emily Bloomquist said...

Brilliant to use Duntz, Bob! And to tie it back to your A post, too.

Congratulations on completing another successful A to Z Challenge!

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Bill Nicholls said...

You did well Bob to find the ABC of rivers in the uk

Jo said...

Duntz eh?? Good one. Have enjoyed your A to Z Bob. Very interesting to discover all the rivers I was unaware of in Britain.

Wendy said...

You're no dunce to think of using Z at the end of the word. Well done! I like the bridge over Duntz - such a peaceful scene. CongratulationZ on another successful year of A-Z!

Karen S. said...

No you aren't! I'm happy you shared this, interesting and lovely photos for our enjoyment!

Kristin said...

Very clever to use a word that ends in "Z". I will have to remember that for next year!

Donna B. McNicol said...

Loved your imaginative way to find a "Z" river!! Congrats on finishing the A to Z challenge!

Donna B. McNicol|Author and Traveler
A to Z Flash Fiction Stories | A to Z of Goldendoodles

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Bob - very well done ... I've loved all your entries ... so lovely to see English rivers and think about England's green and pleasant land - cheers Hilary

Nancy Adkins said...

I have loved reading everyone of your A to Z rivers and hope someday soon to see some of them it has been a wonderful virtual journey.
ALOHA
NANCY
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Pat Tillett said...

Good job Bob! Also, congrats for finishing. Every year I tell myself I'm going to participate, and every year I decide not to.