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Tarr Steps Clapper Bridge Somerset England Uk

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This prehistoric Clapper Bridge crosses the river Barle which flows across Exmoor. The term Clapper bridge comes from the term for a pile of stones and also, allegedly, from the noise of ponies when crossing the bridges! For more details see Wikipedia.

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