The South Devon Rivers region runs from Wembury to Seaton with a focus on the tidal reaches of the Rivers Exe, Teign and Dart. Between 2019 - 2020 we collaborated with local groups to record and better understand the wide range of archaeological features, including abandoned boats and barges, the remains of coastal industries and lost prehistoric landscapes. 

Low Tide Trails

As part of our Legacy and withdrawal from the South Devon region Storymaps collating the history and archaeolgical sites off the esturaries where created in collaboration between ourselves and students during the Covid Pandemic. This series of maps are set to the CITiZAN themes give us a unique cross-section of each historic estuary. 

The Dart Estuary - a look at the Dart estuary from its tidal reach at Totnes opening into the northern extremity of Start Bay.

The Exe Estuary - a walk through the sites that made the Exe.

The Teign - an exploration of the rich history and archaeology of the Teign Estuary.

Explore more of our South Devon maps via the Low Tide Trails menu.


Watch the following videos for further information:

South Devon Rivers Playlist.

CITiZAN Webinars.

3D Models

As part of our work in the South Devon area we have created multiple 3D models, the models help us to monitor sites but also provide a great tool to show sites to the public. 

Upcoming Events

CITiZAN archaeologists are hosting events up and down the country. Check out our upcoming events.

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Latest Blogs

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CITiZAN data added to the Archaeological Data Service

Since the CITiZAN initiative began in 2015 our team of volunteers and staff have added thousands of new archaeological features to our dataset. We've now archived all of this data...

  • By Andy Sherman
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  • 24/04/2024

Winds of Change

Digital exhibition exploring the history and archaeology of shipping in a shifting coastal environment, seen through the Lloyds Register Foundation archives....

  • By Lawrence Northall
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  • 16/12/2022

CITiZAN's Guide to Coastal Archaeology

Introducing our Coastal Guide to Archaeology, your accessible guide to using our app and more as we move beyond the project....

  • By Danielle Newman
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  • 10/03/2022

Our Resources

Take a look at this useful set of resources for intrepid foreshore explorers and surveyors.