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  The River Exe
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Water Level:

 

 

Keep an eye on the webcams for all the latest.

 

 

Click each of the links to find out river info & water levels.

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River Exe
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River Lyn
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River Barle
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River Taw
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River Torridge
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River Teign
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River East Okement
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River Erme
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River Walkham
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River Tavy
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River Dart
 

River Exe


Web cams and E.A. live river level gauges

Exe bridge web cam

This web cam overlooks the River Exe at the Exe bridge, next to the Anchor Inn, high in the Exe valley. This is just down stream of the confluence of the River Exe and the River Barle. There is no Gauge here, it is just a visual indication of the river levels.

Thorverton weir Web cam


This web cam has been provided by the Environment Agency in association with the BCU and shows the level of the Exe at the Gauging weir at Thorverton (half way between Tiverton and Exeter). It gives a good general idea of the levels in the Exe and is worth looking at before traveling. Note that the Culm enters below the gauge so there may be more (or less) water at pots than we think. Please keep an eye on the readings and levels, and we will update this guide as you inform us and as we learn more.

E.A. Live river level gauges

Exwick - Exeter

Thorverton weir - Lower Exe

Tiverton - Middle Exe

From our initial monitoring of the Thorverton weir web cam the following readings equate to the following levels:

7.5 - 9 on the gauge = Good chunky hole at pots, Generally Medium / High on the Exe.
5.5 -7.5 on the gauge = Line stopper with weird wave in the middle. Generally Medium.
5.5  on the gauge or less = Not much happening at pots. Generally Low.
4.5 or less = River Exe very low. Squirt boating at the Pots
 

River Lyn


River Lyn Rockford Inn, Brendon Webcam

This Webcam overlooks the river Lyn at Rockford, between Brendon and Watersmeet. Ideal for Checking everyones favourite hardcore Exmoor day out. The Lyn is a Great Class 4 (4+) steep narrow and technical run.

River Lyn Watersmeet, Stop/Go webcam

This webcam is under the foot bridge at Watersmeet. Mounted on the bridge pillar is a red/green stop go marker. If the water is in the green section of the marker, then the river is high enough to paddle. If the water is in the red section of the marker, the river is too low. Simple!

E.A. Live river level Gauge

Brendon - Upper Lyn

 

River Barle

 

River Barle, Dulverton web cam

This web cam over looks the River Barle in Dulverton. The Barle is a great introdutory whitewater trip, ideal for first ww trips, club outings and open canoesits looking for some simple Whitewater. If the water is flowing well under the bridge then its good to paddle. There are several section worth paddling from Tarr steps all the way down to the confluence withthe Exe.

E.A. Live river level Gauge

Simonsbath - Upper Barle

Brushford - Lower Barle

 

River Taw

 

River Taw, Umberleigh web cam

Overlooking the lower Taw at Umberleigh, this web cam gives a good indication of flows on the river Taw.

 

River Torridge

 

River Torridge, dolton web cam

Over looking the river Torridge at Dolton, this web cam gives a good indication of flows on the river Torridge.

 

River Teign

 

River Teign, Fingle Bridge webcam

Overlooking Fingle bridge itself this webcam is perfect for Gauging the level on the Teign. The Upper Teign is a full on Class 4 boulder and tree fest for creeker boaters only, from the road bridge on the A382 to steps wier the river is a great class 2 (3) run with a couple of wiers, ideal for clubs and coaches and makes a great alternative to the Dart loop.

E.A. Live river level Gauge

Clifford bridge - Middle Teign

 
 

River East Okement

 

The East Okement is a steep technical class 4 creek run that involves a walk in and requires good whitewater skills. The River starts with possibly the best slides in England (?)

East Okement Farm - Upper East Okement

Fatherford - Lower East Okement - A30 gauge

 
 

River Erme

 
The River Erme is a Dartmoor classic. This steep, tight and technical run offers great class 4 creeking. The classic gorge section can be paddled with a short walk in and out, and no need to run a shuttle. Or for a longer trip put in at Harford bridge and paddle all the way to Ivy bridge. With Lots of water the Erme becomes a serious undertaking, with continuous rapids and big holes!

E.A. Live river level gauge

Harford bridge - Put in for upper Erme

 
 

River Walkham

 

The Walkham is a river of two parts. The upper section needs plenty of water, and is an action packed class 4/5 tree and boulder strewn run, for creek boaters only! The lower section, all the way down onto the Tavy is a scenic and fun class 2/3 run, slowly getting harder, until the final class 3 rapid spits you out onto the Tavy.

E.A. Live river level gauge

Horrabridge - Put in for Lower Walkham

 
 

River Tavy

 

River Tavy, Tavistock town weir webcam

Overlooking the weir in the centre of Tavistock this webcam give a great view of the Tavy, complete with water level gauge. Above Tavistock there are two sections of river, 'The Cleave' has a long walk-in and is class 4+ only good when the river is in spate. Then the classic middle section offers great class 3 paddling from Hill Bridge, and below the weir a great class 2/3 paddle that is good at all levels.

E.A. Live river level gauge

Mary Tavy - Middle Tavy

 
 

River Dart

 

Dart Webcam- Pyranha Dartcam is now live.

Note on webcam use: The Dart webcam is situated down stream of the Anvil play hole by the "school rapids" within the RDCP. The levels shown here may not represent what is happening up stream. It could be higher or lower and should be used as a guide only. For example rising water levels upstream may take 3 hrs to reach the webcam.

 *NEW* Buckfastleigh weir Webcam

Looking over the River Dart at Buckfastleigh this new webcam gives a great live veiw of water levels on the lower sections of the Dart. Great for paddlers planning to paddle to Buckfastleigh, or paddling on down to Staverton.

E.A. Live river level Gauge

Hexworthy - west dart

Buckfastleigh - Lower Dart

 
  The River Dart
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Water Level:

 

The Measuring gauge on the Dart webcam has gone so its all a bit guess work at the moment!

We suggest using the E.A Guages and the info on the Kayaking the Dart page on Facebook.

 

Check out the water level files on Kayaking the River Dart on facebook. Get to know these as they are very useful in combination with the EA Guages.

Dartmoor River Levels

 

Check the webcams and gauges for all the latest.

 

  Weather Forecasts and Weather Station Reports
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Weather forecasts - Metcheck Dartcom Weather station- Dartmoor Rain Gauges  
Weather in Devon - Met Office Haytor online weather stationDartmoor weather gauges
Weather Forecast - XC Weather Exmoor online rain Gauge - Exmoor weather information
 
  Surf Forecasts
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Eyeball surf check - Surf reports and webcams for north Devon

Bigbury and Bantham - South Coast Surf reports and webcams

Magic Seaweed.com - UK surf forecast and webcams

Week/ Weekend prospects - provided by SJ at A1 surf, half his wave heights though!


 



 
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