The River Lyhner

A spectacular Cornish River

The River Lyhner, Cornwall

Rising high up on Bodmin Moor, the Lyhner winds its way over granite, sandstone, slate and clay to join the Tamar in Plymouth Sound 20 miles later.

As well as supporting a vast array of wildlife, The River Lyhner estuary is also home to the Naval dockyards as well as many recreational boat yards.

The Hamoaze is the name given to the stretch of Estuary between the confluence of the Tamar and the Lyhner

The Lyhner is a haven for wildlife with several stretches being designated as Sites of Special Scientific interest (SSSI’s) due the species found there

Get involved on the River Lyhner

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.

Port Eliot Festival

Once a year, the Port Eliot House on the Banks of the River Tiddy throws open it doors for a weekend festival. As well as the usual Music, the Port Eliot Festival positively encourages people to get in on and around the river. Festival goers are given the opportunity to swim, canoe or wade in the mud. For those less brave, there are often yoga sessions on the river banks.

For more information, visit their Website http://porteliotfestival.com/

 

River Lyhner 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 Lynher

Comment: Resilient catchment and communities

Dr Laurence Couldrick, CEO of Westcountry Rivers Trust, discusses catchment resilience There has been a lot of talk about drought in the past few weeks and whilst it has been the driest winter in 20 years our increasingly variable weather patterns are now part of the...

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Comment: Environmental Leadership

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...

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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.