Uphill Great Rhyne

Down by the rhyne

Walking down to the boatyard,along by the rhyne… … rhyne, an old word for stream or old drainage ditch, here you can see it running past the coastguard cottages… The Uphill Great Rhyne runs through our village and out into the sea. Here’s an interesting explanation of the etymology of the word – even though […]


Ducks on the rhyne

A rhyne (pronounced ‘reen’) in Somerset is a ditch, or water course which has been dug as a drainage channel, and you find them all across the south-west of England and south Wales. I’d never come across the word until we moved to the west country in the 1960’s,even though we came from a similar […]