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Many thanks to The Butterwell Fishery for facilitating this camera's location and to the Westcountry Rivers TrustRiver Camel Fisheries Association for capitally funding its installation. The Butterwell Fishery is set in a picturesque estate of 40 Acres, just downstream of Nanstallon Village and approximately 1 mile above the tidal reaches. It also offers us a superb location for the River Camel webcam. The River Camel rises on Bodmin Moor and reaches the sea about thirty miles later at Padstow on the North Cornwall coast. The Camel has been fished for salmon and sea trout for centuries and the first royal charter was granted in 1199. It rises on the edge of Bodmin Moor and together with its tributaries drains a considerable part of North Cornwall. The river issues into the Celtic Sea area of the Atlantic Ocean between Stepper Point and Pentire Point having covered a distance of approximately 30 miles. The river is tidal as far upstream as Egloshayle and is popular for sailing, birdwatching and fishing. The name Camel derives from the Cornish language for 'the crooked one', a reference to its winding course.