Both the North and South Teign rivers rise near Sittaford Tor, before making their way to the sea at Teignmouth.
The South Teign flows through and feeds Fernworthy Reservoir before joining with the North Teign. The North Teign, fed by the Gallaven Brook and (another) Wallabrook, heads north of Chagford.
The Teign then flows down the valley below castle Drogo and the falls at Steps Bridge, running along the North Eastern edge of the moors.
The River Bovey rises near Lettaford, flowing down past North Bovey and through Bovey Tracey to join the Teign and make its way past Newton Abbot and down to the Teign Estuary.
Fishing on the River Teign is private but again offers good sport with a number of “steelheads”caught each year.
Readers will note that the rivers give their names to nearby towns and villages, with Teigngrace, Kingsteignton, Bishopsteignton, Combeinteignhead and Teignmouth. As with the River Dart, the Teign offers some spectacular scenery and should be visited.
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