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The Norfolk Rivers Trust was established in 2011 with the objective of conserving and restoring Norfolk rivers and wetland habitats.

Trust Projects

Norfolk Rivers Trust is working on a number of projects around the county. Click on the map to find out what we have done, or what we are doing, near you.

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  • River Nar, Pentney

    The Pentney Restoration Project

    The River Nar has been historically modified for human use, changing its channel size and shape, and in places the river’s course. These changes have negati

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  • Re-wilding the Wissey

    The River Wissey, like most of Norfolk rivers, has been modified over the centuries, leading to a reduction in wildlife value and ultimately an increased flood risk in downstream villages. The s

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  • Stiffkey Fen Restoration

    Working in partnership with the Buxton Conservation Trust, Natural England and former RSPB expert Norman Sills we have restored a 12 hectare SSSI area of fen, reed-bed and open water at Stiffkey Fen.

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  • Upper Mun Restoration: Frogshall Wetland Project

    The upper River Mun close to Northrepps suffers from chronic pollution. This has reduced the wildlife diversity in the river, and is almost certainly the cause of the periodic death of fish in a down

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  • River Nar, Emmanuel’s Common

    Emmanuel’s Common Reconnection Project The River Nar has been historically modified for human use, changing its channel size and shape, and in places the river’s course.

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  • Glaven Headwaters Silt Management

    Silt is a major problem in Norfolk's rivers, smothering the river bed and destroying fish and invertebrate habitat.  Large amounts enter the River Glaven all through the year, coming from road crossi

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  • Glaven Bayfield new channel

    At Bayfield, the River Glaven runs through a several hundred metre long brick tunnel, inhospitable to wildlife and difficult for fish to traverse.  We are replacing the tunnel with 1200 m of brand ne

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  • River Gaywood – Seven Sisters Drain

    Norfolk Rivers Trust, King's Lynn Internal Drainage Board and the Borough Council have teamed up to improve an abandoned area of King's Lynn. Seven Sisters Drain, which runs behind the football club h

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  • Broadland Catchment Partnership

    Since 2012 a group comprising of the Broads Authority, the Environment Agency, National Farmers Union, Anglian Water, Essex and Suffolk Water, The Rivers Trust, Natural England, Norfolk County Council

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  • Upper Nar Silt Trapping

    In the upper sections of the catchment the river turns into a series of ditches. Some think the river begins in Mileham where numerous springs make an appearance, however, water still flows from these

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  • Wiveton River Restoration

    In 2012 and 2013 Norfolk Rivers Trust part funded River Glaven Angling Association / Environment Agency project to restore a section of the River Glaven upstream of Wiveton.  The team constructed so

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  • 9 Chalk Rivers

    In 2012 Norfolk Rivers Trust received £1.3 million pounds from the Environment Agency's Catchment Restoration Fund.  The Trust won this money in partnership with Norfolk Coast AONB, Norfolk County C

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  • River Nar, Sediment Trapping

    This project has now been completed. Over the last 2 and half years this project has achieved so much and engaged many local communities in the River Nar catchment. Many farmers within the catchment p

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  • River Nar, West Acre River Restoration

    The Restoration Project

    On Monday the 9 September 2013 river restoration started at West Acre. Norfolk Rivers Drainage Board and Cain Bio-Engineering have teamed up to restore a large sectio

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  • River Nar, Castle Acre River Restoration

    This project was Norfolk Rivers Trust’s first river restoration and all collaboration with partners and contractors went extremely efficiently. The project areas are the subject of ongoing monitorin

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  • River Mun Community Nature Reserve

    One of the main issues raised by the local community was that there was very little access to the river. In partnership with local landowner Eddie Anderson Norfolk Rivers Trust have established a 1

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  • River Mun Woodland School

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  • River Hun, Community

    It is part of the Norfolk Rivers Trust’s mission to gain the active participation of the community to restore their river. Stakeholders help us to set objectives, keep us informed about issues on th

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  • Selbrigg Pond

    Selbrigg Pond is one of the largest clean-water sources of the River Glaven.  It is spring fed, and home to a wide range of aquatic wildlife not found in the main river.  We have now restored the cr

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  • River Heacham, Lavender Mill

    In early 2014, working with the Environment Agency, the late Dr Nigel Holmes and a team of local volunteers we re-created several hundred metres of river bank habitat next to the car park at Heacham L

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  • River Babingley, Hillington

    Despite centuries of modification, the upper Babingley remains one of the finest stretches of chalk river in Norfolk.  Between 2013 and 2015 we have worked to address a number of problems in 3 km of

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  • River Nar, Mileham River Restoration Project

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  • River Burn, North Creake

    It is part of the Norfolk Rivers Trust’s mission to gain the active participation of the community. Stakeholders help us to set objectives, keep us informed about issues on the ground such as pollut

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  • Snettisham River Ingol Woody Habitat Project

    It is part of the Norfolk Rivers Trust’s mission to gain the active participation of the community. Stakeholders help us to set objectives, keep us informed about issues on the ground such as pollut

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Pentney project start point

Pentney project end point

River Restoration, woody debris

Re-wilding the Wissey

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River Restoration, woody debris

Stiffkey Fen Restoration

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Northrepps Wetland Project

Upper Mun Restoration: Frogshall Wetland Project

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Emmanuel's Common

River Nar, Emmanuel’s Common

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End point of Emmanuel's Common

Glaven Headwaters Silt Management

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Glaven Bayfield new channel

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River Gaywood – Seven Sisters Drain

River Gaywood – Seven Sisters Drain

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Broadland Catchment Partnership

Broadland Catchment Partnership

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In-ditch silt trap boards

Upper Nar Silt Trapping

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Wiveton River Restoration

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Castle Acre Common Sediment Trap

River Nar, Sediment Trapping

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Castle Acre Sediment Trap

Sediment Pond, Mileham

Ditch Sediment Trap, Mileham

Lexham Sediment Trap 1

Lexham Sediment Trap 2

Norfolk Farm Produce in-ditch Sediment Trap

South Acre Road Silt Trap

West Acre swale silt trap

West Acre field bund

West Acre Track silt trap

Norfolk Farm Produce silt trap

Newton Road North Silt Trap

Newton South Silt Trap

Newton hard standing area

Hall Farm silt trap

New gateway

Silt traps x2 off track

New hedgerow 1 with bank

New hedgerow 2

Narford silt trap

Narford long silt trap

Silt traps x2 off track

New hedgerow 3 with bank

Track drains Narford

West Acre River Restoration Starting point

River Nar, West Acre River Restoration

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West Acre River Restoration End point

Castle Acre, river restoration start point

River Nar, Castle Acre River Restoration

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Castle Acre, river restoration end point.

River Mun Community Nature Reserve

River Mun Community Nature Reserve

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River Mun Woodland School partnership with the Community Nature Reserve

River Mun Woodland School

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Community engagement, River Hun

River Hun, Community

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Selbrigg Pond

Lavender Farm

River Heacham, Lavender Mill

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Weir removal, River Babingley

River Babingley, Hillington

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River Nar, Mileham River Restoration Project

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Fencing and tree planting, River Burn

River Burn, North Creake

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Snettisham River Ingol Woody Habitat Project

Snettisham River Ingol Woody Habitat Project

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LATEST NEWS

Monday 27 Jun, 2016

Sheringham Community Primary eel release

        Today 82 year 5 pupils at Sheringham Community Primary school released 30 young eels into the River Glaven from the platform at Natural Surroundings Earlier in the term, the school was provided with a tank and some glass eels as part of the Glaven Eel project funded by HLF and Norfolk Coast… Continue Reading

Tuesday 10 May, 2016

Fishing for Youngsters

Fishing for Youngsters, Bayfield Lake, Holt. Fishing for Youngsters launches on Saturday May 14th with the aim of engaging children with fishing and the wider environment. The project has been lucky enough to receive substantial financial support from TESCO UK through their Bags of Help initiative, extensive equipment donations from NextGenerationTackle.com and fish stocks from… Continue Reading

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