Connecting the Culm Discover the River Culm... Flowing through 100 square miles of stunning Devon countryside to meet the River Exe

Discover this beautiful, but often overlooked, landscape

The River Culm flows through the Redlands of Mid and East Devon and is the longest tributary of the River Exe. It rises in the Blackdown Hills at a spring near RAF Culmhead in Somerset, and flows west through Hemyock, then Culmstock (in the Culm Valley) to Uffculme.

The river then turns south, through Cullompton (alongside the M5 motorway), skirting the northern boundary of Killerton Park to join the River Exe north-west of Exeter.

Wikipedia The Little Dart River is a tributary of the River Taw in Devon, England. It joins the Taw a mile west of Chulmleigh.

The Little Dart rises near Rackenford. It flows west past Witheridge and through a deep wooded valley between Chawleigh and Chulmleigh before meeting the Taw.

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Westcountry Rivers Trust The River Taw rises high on the slopes of Dartmoor and together with its tributaries, the River Mole, Yeo and little Dart, runs north through beautiful rolling countryside down to Barnstaple and into the Bristol Channel.

At 45 miles long, the Taw is one of the larger Devon rivers. The Taw provides habitat for a wide range of animals and plants alike, resulting in many stretches of the river being protected as Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). The Taw estuary which forms part of the UNESCO Biosphere reserve is a fantastic place to spend the day watching the many different types of wading birds that can be found there. The number of wading birds, including lapwings, curlews and redshanks, can reach over 20 000!

Westcountry Rivers Trust Originating on Dartmoor and entering the sea at Teignmouth, the River Teign boasts hugely diverse habitats that attract a large variety of birds and wildlife.

The Teign actually has two sources and these streams (the North and South Teign) descend the eastern slopes of the moor high above the village of Chagford.

From Chagford the River winds its way through the often wooded foothills of Dartmoor for nearly ten miles until below Dunsford it heads south, following the road to Chudleigh, Newton Abbot and ultimately into the estuary and the sea at Teignmouth.

Westcountry Rivers Trust Rising high on Dartmoor near Devil’s Tor, this ancient river winds its way down through Tavistock where it joins the River Tamar and forms the Bere peninsula.

The River Tavy provides opportunities for all types of recreational activities from kayaking and swimming to bird watching and fishing. This wild river is fantastic to place to walk, eat and unwind.

Westcountry Rivers Trust The headwaters of the Exe lie in the Exmoor National Park. From its source at Exehead, the river flows across the moorland and passes across the rural Exe valley landscape, through the heart of Exeter and finally reaches the sea at Exmouth.

Throughout its journey from source to sea, the River Exe forms an central part of the lives and identities of those who live along its banks. Every stretch of this iconic river offers beautiful scenery, rich wildlife and a space to be explored and admired by all those who make their way to this stunning corner of the world.

Westcountry Rivers Trust Tumbling down from Dartmoor, this series of rocks, pools and waterfalls makes this river a photographer’s delight.

The name “Plym” comes from the old English word for “Plum Tree” .

Westcountry Rivers Trust Despite the fact the River Torridge rises only 12 miles from the coast, this ancient river has decided to take the scenic route. Measuring 50 miles long, this river slowly meanders its way through woods and farmland, taking in every inch of the glorious Devon countryside.

Westcountry Rivers Trust Rising on the southern slopes of Dartmoor, The River Yealm navigates through rock gorges and sedate farmland before draining into the sea near Wembury.

The Yealm winds its way through some stunning towns and villages such as Cornwood, Newton Ferrers and Nos Mayo. All of which provide a lovely day out!

Westcountry Rivers Trust Rising on the Southern slopes of Dartmoor, the River Erme bubbles and flows through granite and clay before joining the English Channel in Bigbury Bay.

An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Erme Estuary is a fantastic spot for Bird watching. Egret, Curlews, oyster-catchers ans kingfishers have all made this special place their home.

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