River Exe - Exeter to the Estuary

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River Exe - Exeter to the Estuary

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River Exe wire hazard. 29/10/08

Post by AS Watersports » Wed Oct 29, 2008 10:39 am

We would like to inform paddlers that there is a cable and painting barge across the River Exe at Cricklepit Bridge. This is the blue suspension foot bridge across the river on the quayside near A.S Watersports shop. Although it should be high enough to pass under, about 4 feet above the river at current level. Paddlers and rowers are asked to take care whilst on the river especially if the river rises. We expect the wire to be there for two weeks.
We will update when it comes down or there are any changes.
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Post by AS Watersports » Thu Oct 30, 2008 11:54 am

The wire under the bridge is actually only1-2 feet above the water at normal levels.
Today it is just under the water. (high levels)
Please take care.

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Exe loops

Post by BaldyBob » Tue Feb 01, 2011 7:32 pm

A handy little guide for us leisure paddlers.

http://www.canoe-england.org.uk/media/p ... 0Loops.pdf
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Re: River Exe - Exeter to the Estuary

Post by JohnK » Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:01 pm

Heads up from Exeter Canoe Club:

St James Weir in Exeter has collapsed. There has been a large hole for some time and now the weir has been breached. The river is now flowing through a horrible section of broken concrete. We don’t know yet how safe it is to paddle through the broken section of the weir. The video here shows that most of the weir is dry, with the river flow going down river left.

A related problem is that the river has started to take a new route and has caused a large sinkhole through the land that was connected to the weir at river left:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-46622942

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