River Barle

Simonsbath to Withypool

Grade 2
Length 10 km
Paddleable high to spate

Unusual and undemanding run: mediocre whitewater but fun as an exploratory adventure. First 500m often portaged along the footpath river left to avoid 2 sheep fences, before continuous gd2 through open moorland. Landacre bridge is an alternative takeout as it is flat from there down to Withypool. ... read more about Simonsbath to Withypool

Withypool to Tarr Steps

Grade 2 (3-)
Length 7 km
Paddleable medium to spate

Flat at first before gradually building in difficulty to a long rapid leading down to Tarr Steps. ... read more about Withypool to Tarr Steps

Tarr Steps to Dulverton

Grade 2
Length 10 km
Current Level low @0.81 today at 04:00

The classic gd2 run of the south-west, and an excellent introduction to whitewater for beginners. The first km down from Tarr Steps holds the best rapids. ... read more about Tarr Steps to Dulverton

Dulverton to Exebridge

Grade 2
Length 6 km
Current Level low @0.81 today at 04:00

The poor sibling to the section upstream, but runs at lower levels. A decent touring run or introduction for beginners. Watch out for a couple of weirs and takeout at Exebridge after the confluence with the Exe. ... read more about Dulverton to Exebridge