The Washford River originates from the headwaters located in Treborough, which rise on the northern slopes of the Brendon Hills at an elevation of approximately 1200 feet. Descending 390 feet within the first 500 meters of its course, the headwaters converge at Tarr Water Cottages before flowing south towards Lower Court Farm. Upon reaching Lower Court Farm, the river changes its course to the west, progressing towards Pooltown. At Pooltown, the river is joined by additional streams originating from Kennisham Hill, which flow north through Colyhill Wood to Upper Pool Cottages. Furthermore, waters from Langham Hill, flowing north through Chargot Woods, also contribute to the river's volume at this juncture. The combined waters continue their eastward flow, passing Chargot House before meeting at the Pooltown bridge.Moving from Pooltown, the river changes direction and flows northwards towards Kingsbridge, where it is once again augmented by further waters originating from Lype Hill. These headwaters follow a northerly course through Lype Brake until reaching Old Stowey, where they turn eastward, passing to the south of Churchtown and Luxborough, before joining the main river upstream of Kingsbridge Bridge. Progressing eastward from Kingsbridge, the river meanders through Druid's Combe, flowing past Langridge Mills until it reaches Roadwater. At Roadwater, the Traphole Stream merges with the main river. These additional waters derive from the hills above Comberow, with one particular headwater originating near The Winding House atop the Incline of the West Somerset Mineral Railway. The headwaters above Comberow contribute to the creation of splendid waterfalls. Continuing its course, the river flows in a northerly direction, passing Pitt Mill before joining the main channel in Roadwater. From this point, the river is complete and maintains a general northerly trajectory, passing through Lower Roadwater and Hungerford. It journeys past Cleeve Abbey and subsequently flows through Washford, finally reaching its destination at Watchet, where it meets the sea. The approximate length of the river, from its source to its mouth, spans 10.50 miles.
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