This article has been contributed by Phil Carey on behalf of Exmoor Rivers and Streams Group (ERaSG), the co-ordinating body for the riparian owner associations; the group, works to promote the wellbeing of Exmoor’s rivers in general. Phil’s article focuses on the salmon, an iconic Exmoor species which is an important indicator of the health of our rivers.
This week’s article is with thanks to Philip Hull of the Dulverton Weir & Leat Conservation Group who shows us one of Exmoor’s hidden gems (as seen in his image above). Dulverton’s ancient weir and leat system has been proclaimed the best remaining in any UK town by a leading academic, who says it is one of the most important examples of its kind in the country. And the reason Dulverton’s medieval weir has been given such an accolade is because of a group of community minded citizens stepped forward to research the historic structure after it was breached by floods three years ago.