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Two Rivers Estuary
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Ilfracombe
Cairn LNR

Bristol Channel
Lundy Island

Morte Point
Lynton & Lynmouth
County Gate

Two Rivers Estuary
Ashford
Bideford
Braunton
Fremington
Instow

Exe Estuary
Torbay

Somerset
Dulverton
Porlock

Cornwall
Kent

Scotland
Wales

Transport

Footpaths
Tarka Trail

Bus
1&2 Barnstaple-Appledore
3 Ilfracombe-Barnstaple
30 Combe Martin-Barnstaple
31 Ilfracombe-Mortehoe
86 Barnstaple - Plymouth
300 Ilfracombe-Minehead
307 Barnstaple - Taunton
315 Barnstaple - Exeter
657 South Molton - Barnstaple

Train
Tarka Line
Avocet Line
Exeter - Paignton

Boat
Oldenburg
Queen of Cornwall
Balmoral
Waverley
Scillonian III
Exmoor Coastal Cruises

The "Two Rivers" of the Taw and Torridge join just before they meet the sea. Over the years, their gentle rounding of the North Western Devon hills has brought sand and mud down to the only major area of low lying land on the North Devon Coast. Here, a conspiracy of wave and wind, of tide and flood, has formed these elements into a rich area for farming and wildlife.

They empty into, depending on where you live, either Bideford or Barnstaple Bay. These ancient ports have always had a rivalry and although neither of them are as nice as Ilfracombe, they do provide good access points to this lovely estuary.

Places of Interest
Downend
Braunton Burrows
Crow Point
Swanpool Marsh (DWT)
Braunton Marsh
Great Field
Sherpa Marsh
Pottington
Penhill Marsh
Fremington
Isley Marsh (RSPB)
Instow
Torridge Estuary
Kenwith Pools (DBWPS)
Appledore
The Skern
Northam Burrows
Westward Ho!

Tarka Trail Walks using Public Transport
Other Nature Walks using Public Transport

My Two Rivers List
  1. Red-Throated Diver
  2. Little Grebe or Dabchick
  3. Great Crested Grebe
  4. Cormorant
  5. Shag
  6. Little Egret
  7. Grey Heron
  8. Spoonbill
  9. Mute Swan
  10. Bewick's Swan
  11. Bean Goose
  12. Greylag Goose
  13. Canada Goose
  14. Brent Goose
  15. Shelduck
  16. Ruddy Shelduck
  17. Mallard
  18. Gadwall
  19. Pintail
  20. Wigeon
  21. Teal
  22. Pochard
  23. Goosander
  24. Red-breasted Merganser
  25. Buzzard
  26. Sparrowhawk
  27. Kestrel
  28. Peregrine
  29. Pheasant
  30. Water Rail
  31. Moorhen
  32. Coot
  33. Oystercatcher
  34. Ringed Plover
  35. Grey Plover
  36. Golden Plover
  37. Lapwing
  38. Knot
  39. Sanderling
  40. Purple Sandpiper
  41. Turnstone
  42. Dunlin
  43. Redshank
  44. Greenshank
  45. Black-tailed Godwit
  46. Bar-tailed Godwit
  47. Curlew
  48. Whimbrel
  49. Black-headed Gull
  50. Common Gull
  51. Herring Gull
  52. Lesser Black-back
  53. Great Black-back
  54. Common Tern
  55. White-winged Black Tern
  56. Woodpigeon
  57. Collared Dove
  58. Cuckoo (sound)
  59. Swift
  60. Kingfisher
  61. Skylark
  62. Sand Martin
  63. Swallow
  64. House Martin
  65. Rock Pipit
  66. Meadow Pipit
  67. Pied Wagtail
  68. Grey Wagtail
  69. Wren
  70. Dunnock
  71. Robin
  72. Wheatear
  73. Stonechat
  74. Song Thrush
  75. Redwing
  76. Blackbird
  77. Whitethroat
  78. Sedge Warbler
  79. Willow Warbler
  80. Chiff Chaff
  81. Goldcrest
  82. Great Tit
  83. Blue Tit
  84. Long-tailed Tit
  85. Treecreeper
  86. Magpie
  87. Jackdaw
  88. Rook
  89. Carrion Crow
  90. Starling
  91. House Sparrow
  92. Chaffinch
  93. Linnet
  94. Goldfinch
  95. Greenfinch
  96. Reed Bunting
Possibles (?) and...
Very dubious possibles (??)
  1. Little Stint?
  2. Lesser Whitethroat?
Created 8/12/03
Last Modified 25/4/05