The River's Avon & GaraThe Jewels in South Ham's crown
The River’s Avon & Gara, Devon
Springing into life high on the southern slopes of Dartmoor, The River Avon meanders its way down through town and villages, nourishing the land and providing ample opportunities for enjoyment.
The Avon Estuary walk is beautiful walking route were you are certain to spot some the wildlife that make their home on or in the River Avon
The Salcombe Estuary is unique in the fact it is not fed by one main river but numerous small streams
Get involved on the River's Avon & Gara
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.
South Brent Island
Hidden down a track behind the Church, South Brent island is a unique place found in the heart of South Brent. A haven for people and wildlife alike, this island has provided a place for residents to come and relax and play. Completely surrounded by the River Avon, this is a truly special place that is well worth a visit
For more information go to their website http://www.brentisland.org.uk/
River's Avon & Gara 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’s Avon & Gara
An Enforcement Undertaking (EU) has led to South West Water (SWW) offering to pay us £350,000 to help a Devon river recover from serious pollution that wiped out the local fish population.This payment has been accepted by the Environment Agency as an alternative to...read more
We continue to work with South West Water (SWW) to deliver the second phase of the Upstream Thinking (UST) initiative, running from 2015 to 2020. According to recent research, 94% of surveyed farmers are pleased SWW is getting involved in helping them explore how to...read more
Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is embarking on a new project to find natural solutions to some of the issues facing the River Culm and its catchment, and we are a part of it.This new initiative called Connecting the Culm is part of Co-Adapt,...read more