We care for your rivers, streams, brooks, estuaries and wetlands in the Westcountry.

Established in 1994, our charity preserves, protects and improves the region’s water environments for all who depend on them, while inspiring a love for, and understanding of, this precious natural resource.

Discover your river...

Learn about your local Westcountry river and discover how you can care for and enjoy it.

Get involved...

Find out how you can get involved with looking after your local river.

Learn about rivers...

Read about our projects which restore and protect the Westcountry’s watercourses.

Latest news from the riverbank

South West Lakes Trust Trout Fisheries Report – Oct 2021

South West Lakes Trust Trout Fisheries Report – Oct 2021

  All of the South West Lakes Trust trout fisheries continue to be operated under strict Covid 19 restrictions, in line with the current Angling Trust and Government guidelines. At the time of writing the on-site permit huts are not open, so day tickets, season...

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Celebrating Fellowships for Trust staff

Celebrating Fellowships for Trust staff

The talented and committed team at Westcountry Rivers Trust has been having a positive impact for the region’s water environments for more than 26 years. Our mix of professionals such as river scientists and farm advisors don’t tend to blow their own trumpets – but...

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The Time to Act is Now

The Time to Act is Now

We have been working to protect rivers in the West Country for more than 25 years, and in that time, witnessed plenty of change. Hear from our CEO Dr. Laurence Couldrick as he highlights some of the pressures on our rivers today. "Some of the change has been good...

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