The River's Avon & GaraThe Jewels in South Ham's crown
The River’s Avon & Gara, Devon
Springing into life high on the southern slopes of Dartmoor, The River Avon meanders its way down through town and villages, nourishing the land and providing ample opportunities for enjoyment.
The Avon Estuary walk is beautiful walking route were you are certain to spot some the wildlife that make their home on or in the River Avon
The Salcombe Estuary is unique in the fact it is not fed by one main river but numerous small streams
Get involved on the River's Avon & Gara
If you love your local river, understand how vital it is to you in your life and share our passion for keeping it healthy for you and your community, then there are many ways for you to get involved. Whether it’s helping on a river clean-up day, becoming a river scientist, going on a river walk or simply making a donation, working together we can help your river bring water to life for many years and generations to come.
South Brent Island
Hidden down a track behind the Church, South Brent island is a unique place found in the heart of South Brent. A haven for people and wildlife alike, this island has provided a place for residents to come and relax and play. Completely surrounded by the River Avon, this is a truly special place that is well worth a visit
For more information go to their website http://www.brentisland.org.uk/
River's Avon & Gara Stories
From Roman times to the present day, Westcountry rivers have been an ever-present thread running through our communities, our culture and our heritage. Ever increasingly, we have come to realise how wonderful it is to spend time on, in or near a river and they are so often the backdrop to our fondest memories of days spent outdoors, being active and spending time with nature.
Latest news from the River’s Avon & Gara
The Westcountry Rivers Trust has safely disposed of nearly a tonne and a half of banned and outdated pesticides from farms across the South West. The charity introduced the pesticide amnesty 18 months ago to give farmers a safe and confidential way to get...read more
New spawning habitats are bringing salmon back to a stretch of the River Avon. In a five-minute spot survey this autumn, the Westcountry Rivers Trust counted 21 juvenile salmon on a stretch of river where no salmon or trout were counted four years ago. Over the last...read more
The value of green and blue spaces in our towns and cities cannot be overestimated and must be a priority for planners working to change our towns and cities over the coming years, says Nick Paling of the Westcountry Rivers Trust. The natural world plays a key role in...read more