Uphill has a long history of being a port where coal from Wales was landed by sailing barges who then loaded with limestone from the quarry as the return cargo. All that is left is the quary face some 30 metres high and below it what is left of the wharf and a boat yard.

There is a stretch of water known locally as The Pill (actually the Uphill Great Rhyne - pronounced 'Reen') leading from the wharf to the River Axe which can only be navigated about one and a half hours either side of high water and should never be used at the top of a spring tide. Because ...

The wharf is an area of land used as common land by boat owners at the top end of the pill. Boats are stored here on trailers, in slots cut in the river bank or on the grassy area which floods on the highest tides. Contact the club before using this area.