The River’s Neet and Strat, Cornwall These two rivers rise from the farmlands of North Cornwall before meeting at Marhamchurch, then flowing northwards, over Summerleaze beach and into the sea. These two rivers may be small but they provide important habitat for numerous fish species such as Trout, Lamprey and Eels. This camera was installed and is maintained by the Environment Agency and can be viewed here
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Bude is a seaside town in north east Cornwall, England, in the civil parish of Bude-Stratton and at the mouth of the River Neet (also known locally as the River Strat). It was sometimes formerly known as Bude Haven. It lies southwest of Stratton, south of Flexbury and Poughill, and north of Widemouth Bay, located along the A3073 road off the A39. Bude is twinned with Ergué-Gabéric in Brittany, France. Bude's coast faces Bude Bay in the Celtic Sea, part of the Atlantic Ocean. The population of the civil parish can be found under Bude-Stratton. It has a vibrant local community, well-known for its focus on the environment and home to the Two Minute Foundation started by writer, surfer and activist, Martin Dorey, among other green initiatives. Its earlier importance was as a harbour, and then a source of sea sand useful for improving the inland soil. This was transported using Bude Canal. The Victorians favoured it as a seaside resort. With new rail links, it became a popular seaside destination in the 20th century. Bradshaw’s Guide of 1866, Section 2, described Bude as: “a small port and picturesque village in the north-eastern extremity of Cornwall”. It described the town as having the dignity of a fashionable marine resort with excellent facilities for bathers. The harbour bed consists of fine bright yellow sand consisting of small shells. “The sea view is of a striking, bold and sublime description – the rocks rising on every side to lofty broken elevations”. It also describes Bude as a romantic retreat.