River Clyst

The River Clyst which joins the river Exe just south of Topsham, has a reasonable flood plain which attracts many birds, especially large flocks of brent geese and canada geese in winter. On the north side of the Clyst just west of the Exmouth railway line is Bowling Green Marsh, a small RSPB reserve with a hide (SX971877). A little further west (250 metres) there is a metal gate on your left leading to the embankment on the edge of the Clyst, from here many waders and wildfowl can be seen roosting and feeding, so long as the tide is not too high. This vantage point on the edge of the Clyst offers superb views down the full length of the Exe estuary.