River Teign

River Teign

Originating on Dartmoor and entering the sea at the Devonian town of Teignmouth, the River Teign boasts hugely diverse habitats that attract a large variety of birds and wildlife. Herons, kingfishers, dippers, grey wagtails, cormorants and goosanders can be found on the mudflats between Newton Abbott and Teignmouth, and otters are also making a comeback. Nightjars are notable residents of the heathland up-river, cirl buntings and skylarks can be found at farmland along the river, and the meadows are home to large numbers of butterflies and orchids. Salmon can be found at various locations along the river, with Drewe’s weir being a good place to spot them leaping out of the water. Brown trout and sea trout are also found in large numbers, and the upper reaches of the river is a noted game fishing area. Another notable feature of the river is the 220ft Canonteign falls, England’s highest waterfall, which cascades dramatically into the Teign.

 

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April 1, 2015