Help create a better future for the River Culm

Working with nature we can make the River Culm better for wildlife and people, and more resilient to flood and drought. The Connecting the Culm project is working with local communities to help tackle some of the challenges the River Culm and create a long-term vision for the future of the Culm valley.

Throughout the project, we will be organising talks, walks, river-dipping, volunteering and citizen science activities, and more to provide you with opportunities to enjoy the River Culm and get to know a little more about it’s wildlife and history, and the impacts climate change is having on it.

We’d love to hear your thoughts – please fill in our survey at the link below, or get in touch over email:

Connecting the Culm with two abstract blue and green interconnecting circles symbolising the river and nature

Let us know what you think

We are interested in your views about the River Culm, information about how you currently access the Culm, and your views on the challenges associated with the River.

Complete our online survey

What’s on

Keep checking back as we’ll be adding more events to our calendar for the Spring and Summer 2020.

A map showing the River Culm and it's tributaries and the nearby towns and villages

The River Culm rises from a spring near Culmhead in the Blackdown Hills in Somerset, then flows into Devon through Hemyock, Culmstock, Uffculme, Willand, Cullompton and Hele (near Bradninch),  meeting the River Exe just south of Stoke Canon. A number of rivers and streams flow into the River Culm as shown on the map above.

River Culm
River Culm in flood
Volunteers repairing an eroded bank on the River Culm
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Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natual Beauty with stylised monochrome landscap picture showing Wellington Monument in the distance.
Devon County Council Logo
Mid Devon District Council with castle emblem
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