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. You can share your stories of these rivers with us too – we’d love to hear them.

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 visit:

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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.