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The usual range of the River Fowey at Restormel is between 0.24m and 1.50m. It has been between these levels for 90% of the time since monitoring began. The typical recent level of the River Fowey at Restormel over the past 12 months has been between 0.25m and 0.80m. It has been between these levels for at least 151 days in the past year. The highest level ever recorded at the River Fowey at Restormel is 2.28m, reached on Thursday 27th December 1979 at 10:30pm. Beginning its life at Fowey Well on the windy heights of Bodmin Moor, the River Fowey winds its way across 27 miles of beautiful Cornish landscape, eventually spilling out into the sea at Fowey. Alongside so many of Cornwall’s best loved features, the River Fowey can be found. Standing on top of Brown Willy, you can see the Fowey carving through the expanse of Bodmin Moor below. Beyond, it feeds into Siblyback Lake, skirts along the front of Trago Mills, flows through the centre of Lostwithiel and winds up at the breathtaking Fowey coastline. So much more than a body of water, the River Fowey is key to the Cornish identity, its landscape and its people. Standing in ruins amid beautiful countryside, Restormel is one of the most remarkable castles in Britain. The present circular structure, built in the late 13th century, was a luxurious retreat for its medieval owners and was twice visited by Edward, the Black Prince. The castle commands fantastic views across the valley of the river Fowey.This camera was installed and is maintained by the Environment Agency and can be viewed here. All content is available under the Open Government Licence v3.0.