Weather Damages Tarr Steps

The recent bad weather has damaged many of the Westcountry's iconic landmarks. The latest victim is Exmoor's ancient clapper bridge, Tarr Steps.

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Exmoor National Park in need of repairs after floods

It's going to take months to put right flood damage caused to Exmoor National Park. Some paths and bridges have been swept away. The cost of repairs is expected to reach more than a £100,000.

Meanwhile Somerset County Council is preparing to rebuild the historic Tarr Steps after more than half of the clapper bridge was destroyed. Our Somerset Correspondent, David Woodland reports:


Flooding washes away most of Tarr Steps

Today's flood-damaged Tarr Steps Credit: ITV WESTCOUNTRY

One of Exmoor's most iconic landmarks has been swept away by the recent flooding. The ancient clapper bridge, Tarr Steps, was demolished after fallen trees pushed up against the giant stones.

Three quarters of the bridge has gone and will have to be rebuilt.

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