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.

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Latest news from Westcountry Rivers

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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Walkover on the River Gannel

On a crisp, sunny November morning, Matt and I set out in our waders, food-filled bags on our back, to follow the River Gannel along a six kilometre stretch, on the look for salmonid habitat and potential areas for river improvement works. While we try to stay on the...

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Salmon get new spawning grounds

The Westcountry Rivers Trust is creating new salmon spawning habitats by adding gravel to rivers in Devon and West Somerset. Funded by South West Water, as part of the National Environment Programme, the project aims to increase the number of salmon and trout by...

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