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 & StratIf 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.
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 see the website.
River Neet & Strat StoriesFrom 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 Rivers Neet & Strat
In our latest Western Morning News article, our head of fisheries and river management Bruce Stockley talks about fishing in relation to the environment.It's an obvious fact that country sports need the natural environment to function, but does the environment need...read more
Elver fishermen on the River Parrett in Somerset have donated 20,000 elvers from catches to help boost eel populations in the River Huntspill.And we were on hand to help release them (see photo below).With the help of the Somerset Wildlife Trust, the...read more
Simon Browning, our Senior Data & Evidence Officer, shares his thoughts with the Western Morning News.As we race around in our cars, effortlessly defying gravity at the touch of an accelerator, it can be easy to lose touch with the subtle slopes of our landscape....read more
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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.