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Whitewater Rafting Guide To River Trips

Barle River

Location: Exmoor National Park, England

Located in Exmoor, the Barle River provides the only naturally occurring whitewater rafting run in England. The river flows into the Exe River which has a challenging kayaking and canoeing run.

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Level of Difficulty: Class II / Beginner

The Barle River has a 7-mile long Class II section with modified rapids.

Scenery: Oak Woodlands and Rolling Hills

The Barle River Valley winds through rolling green hills with beautiful scenery near Exmoor National Park. The area is nestled in a Sessile Oak ancient woodlands full of wildlife including birds, 20 species of butterflies, otter, and red deer.

Season: May – August

Rafting trips on the Barle are available during the summer months when the weather is warmer.