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
After a BBC report that the Defra 25 year vision ‘Lacks policies’ and ‘may not even be published’, Dr Laurence Couldrick, CEO of Westcountry Rivers Trust, asks: is that the real problem? If you look at any book on Leadership it will probably quote the African proverb...read more
Whatever your age, rivers are places where so many happy memories are made. In the Westcountry - where we are never more than 2 miles from a river - we all have so many tales of time enjoyed by the river. River walks, picnics, paddling, camping trips, river games…...read more
It’s that festive time of year again. In the WRT office, the team are fitting in a few more days of river conservation before the Christmas break. Mince pies have been appearing in the kitchen, talk of tree decorations, present purchases and festive plans fills tea...read more