Introduction to the Relief Channel

River Avill Relief Channel

The River Avill is a small river on Exmoor in Somerset, England, ending up in the Avill Relief channel.

© Mark Stothard BA (Hons) LRPS. 29/09/2021

Grid Ref ST 00559 44492
Postcode TA24 6TH

Flight Plan

Historic Images

The River Avill at Dunster was in spate in November 1963, before the flood relief channel, was built

It rises on the eastern slopes of Dunkery Beacon and flows north through Timberscombe and Dunster flowing into the Bristol Channel at Dunster Beach. It runs South-West of Minehead and North of Taunton.

Flooding from the River Avill at Dunster in November 1963

Near to Dunster Beach, the stream is crossed by a bridge on the West Somerset Railway.

The river was part of the inspiration for the hymn All Things Bright and Beautiful.

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