River Barle  
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Paddle Points

Tarr Steps washed away

The flooding Barle has got so high that the ancient clapper bridge at Tarr Steps has been mostly washed away. Whilst this in itself may not cause direct issues for paddlers, the fact that the wire protection cables above were destroyed by large trees too, means that there must be large amounts of debris downstream.


Great care required.

Tarr Steps

Old clapper bridge - seal launch or tributary scrape into fast section of river (at higher flows). Parking further up hill in busy times

Marsh Bridge

Small tributary stream and bank seal launch to access river. Off-road parking at site.

Dulverton Town Weir

Bolder and concrete-faced weir. Safe slide dow concrete face, route through bolders safe (with caution) in medium levels.

Dulverton Bridge

Public slipway, just upstream of Dulverton town bridge. Plenty of parking in public carpak and elsewhere locally.

Salmon Steps

Series of 5 weirs forming salmon steps beside mill. Different routes down for diffent levels. Portage route to river left.

Play wave

Small playwave and large pool - good in low to medium levels, washed out when high. Parking nearby if discrete

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