The Rivers Neet & Strat

The River’s Neet & Strat, Cornwall

These two rivers rise from the farmlands of North Cornwall before meeting at Marhamchurch, then flowing northwards, over Summerleaze beach and into the sea.

These two rivers may be small but they provide important habitat for numerous fish species such as Trout, Lamprey and Eels.

You can do it all on Bude Canal – bike, walk, paddle or Fish!

The Ruins of Penhallam Manor on the banks of the Neet is a fascinating place to visit

Get involved on the Neet & Strat

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.

Check out your Water!

Bude Cleaner Seas project has taken a novel approach and installed a real time data feed from the River Strat on the beach at Summerleaze; river quality is sampled and data communicated via an interactive screen which is located between the car park and beach front. From this, beach users can see for themselves the current water quality entering the sea and this has proved both popular and useful eg. for regular watersports users.

For more information on the project or to get involved, please see the website.

River Neet & Strat 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 Rivers Neet & Strat

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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Games by the River

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…...

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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.