River Batherm

The River Batherm rises south of Clatworthy Reservoir in Home Wood near the village of Sperry Barton.

During its early journey it is joined by numerous streams that include those from East Hays Plantation, waters that rise near Heydon Hill, and streams that flow past Raddington Bottom and Clayhanger. These combined waters flow on past Haynemoor Wood to reach Shillingford where the river flows beneath the B3227. The river follows the B3227 before flowing back beneath at Hukely Bridge to reach Bampton. From Bampton it flows on to reach the A396 near Exmoor Inn and a short distance after it reaches its confluence with the River Exe.

The river meanders for much of its journey – the distance “as the crow flies” from source to its Exe confluence is 7 miles but the meandering distance is 11.5 miles with a fall in elevation of close to 110 metres.

Source: Elevation 321.8 m or 1055.6 feet – Location :51.06605,-3.40779

Bampton Bridge downstream arch
Bampton Bridge

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