Wye Dene, River Wye

Former Watercress Bed

At this former watercress bed the river was over widened and silty. New causeways were created to define the channel, along with new / enlarged marginal shelves. Tree work was carried out to reduce shading of the channel. An old concrete weir, which had been a barrier to fish movement, was also removed.

This project was delivered in partnership with Chiltern Rangers, and had a strong community volunteering component.

Chilterns ANOB
Chilterns ANOB

In numbers

  • £8, 000 investment in restoring an urban chalk stream
  • >80 local volunteers engaged
  • 200m Chalk stream enhanced
  • Completed 2018