Find your local river…

You can use the map to find your local river and and find out all the latest news, upcoming events, activities, wildlife diaries, local produce and other ways you can enjoy it – join the growing community of river lovers who are looking after your local river.

Discover the rivers of the Westcountry…

The rivers of the Westcountry have so much to offer people of all ages and from all walks of life. We have created a number of guides to help you discover your local river and start enjoying it…

Westcountry River Explorer

River Explorer UK is attempting to photograph every named river in the Westcountry – to go on his photographic journey with him, click here…

Explore the rivers of the Westcountry...

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 Westcountry Rivers

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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Winter Wonderland

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...

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5 Westcountry Hidden Gems

When it comes to river places, we all have our hidden gems. That babbling brook tucked behind your local corner shop, the tyre swing hanging above a glistening pool that you stumbled across one Sunday afternoon wandering along the riverbanks...or maybe that wildflower...

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