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The River Barle runs from northern Exmoor, in Somerset, England to join the River Exe at Exebridge, Devon. Dunster Yarn Market (a covered market for the sale of local cloth, built in 1609) and Dunster Castle, Exmoor Exmoor National Park is a national park situated on the Bristol Channel coast of Devon and Somerset in South West England. ... Somerset is a county in the south-west of England. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my [birth]right) Englands location (dark green) within the British Isles Languages English (de facto) Capital London de facto Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population – Total (mid-2004) – Total (2001 Census) – Density Ranked... The River Exe rises on Exmoor in Devon, near the north (Bristol Channel) coast of the county, but flows more or less directly due south and reaches the sea at a substantial ria on the south (English Channel) coast. ... The inner harbour, Brixham, south Devon, at low tide Devon is a large county in South West England, bordering on Cornwall to the west, Dorset and Somerset to the east. ...

River use

The Barle may be canoed or kayaked, and has good (low-to-intermediate) whitewater conditions. Under current access restrictions, those wishing to paddle the river must enter at or below the Tarr Steps and must exit the river by the Exe confluence at Exebridge. Previously, the river had been paddled from Withypool. Whitewater is formed in a rapid, when a rivers gradient drops enough to form a bubbly, or aerated and unstable current; the frothy water appears white. ...

See also

This is a list of rivers of Great Britain. ...

External links

  • http://www.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/barle.htm
  • http://www.markhorrell.com/travel/britain/exmoor/ind_tarr.html

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WHERE IS IT?: The River Barle runs from northern Exmoor (Somerset) south to join the River Exe.
There was a fatality on this river in very high water when an open canoe paddler had difficulties on a weir and also became entangled in tree roots/ branches.
He now keeps his little rowing boat moored on the jetty river left during the winter in case it might be useful in case of an emergency, and he also said he had trimmed some of the overhanging trees on the central island over the summer.
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