The Doniford Stream originates from headwaters that emerge in the Quantocks at Triscombe and Crowcombe. These waters converge at Flaxpool, where the stream is joined by tributary streams originating from the Brendon Hills, just north of Flaxpool. Flowing in a northwesterly direction, it passes through Kingswood, where another tributary stream joins from Thorncombe Hill. Continuing on its course, the stream proceeds in a northwesterly direction, passing through Sampford Brett and to the east of Williton.North of Williton, the Doniford Stream is joined by a tributary stream that originates in the hills above Monksilver before reaching its final destination at Doniford, where it joins the Bristol Channel. The stretch of the stream from Doniford bridge to its mouth is also referred to as The Swill.
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The Doniford Stream at Swill Bridge typically exhibits a range between 0.17m and 0.80m. Monitoring data indicates that it has remained within this range for approximately 90% of the time since monitoring commenced. Over the past 12 months, the stream's average level at Swill Bridge has ranged between 0.19m and 0.65m, with at least 150 days experiencing levels within this range. The highest recorded level of the Doniford Stream at Swill Bridge occurred on Thursday, 7th December 2000, at 11:15 pm, reaching a height of 2.20m.Doniford Halt railway station, also known as Doniford Beach Halt, is a request stop located on the West Somerset Railway, a heritage railway in Somerset, England. Situated near Helwell Bay on the outskirts of Watchet, the railway line was originally opened in 1862 and closed in 1971. However, it was subsequently reopened by the West Somerset Railway on 28th August 1976. Doniford Beach Halt was established on 27th June 1987 to cater to the holiday camp constructed on the site of the former Doniford army base.The curved platform of the halt is positioned on the north side of the railway line, underneath the Watchet to West Quantoxhead coast road. Constructed from concrete panels salvaged from Montacute, which belonged to the former branch line from Durston to Yeovil Pen Mill, the shelter at the halt is a former Great Western Railway pagoda made from corrugated iron, obtained from Cove Halt on the Exe Valley Railway.