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

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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 Glaven, Baconsthorpe

       

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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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Stiffkey Fen Restoration

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Glaven Headwaters Silt Management

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Emmanuel's Common

River Nar, Emmanuel’s Common

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End point of Emmanuel's Common

Glaven Bayfield new channel

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River Gaywood – Seven Sisters Drain

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Northrepps Wetland Project

Upper Mun Restoration: Frogshall Wetland Project

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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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Pentney project start point

Pentney project end point

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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River Glaven, Baconsthorpe

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Ipsum

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

Wednesday 15 Jul, 2015

New River Full of Fish

9 months after the opening of the new mile of river at Bayfield, survey results are showing that six species of fish have moved into their new habitat, and two of those species have already spawned very successfully.  The new river was designed by Professor Richard Hey, managed by Tim Jacklin of the Wild Trout… Continue Reading

Tuesday 7 Jul, 2015

Now closed – Norfolk Rivers Trust is recruiting!

  Project Assistant – Rivers and Catchments Salary: £18,000 p.a. Location: Norfolk Full time, 6 month contract Start date: 1st September 2015 Contact: info@norfolkriverstrust.org   Norfolk Rivers Trust is looking for a person to help deliver a variety of conservation and community initiatives on Norfolk’s rivers.  The job would suit someone with a background (preferably… Continue Reading

LATEST EVENT

Monday 6 Jul, 2015

Postponed – Norfolk Rivers Trust Fundraising Event

          Dear Friends, The Norfolk Rivers Trust is holding a fundraising event by kind permission of Roger Combe on Saturday 22nd August at Bayfield Hall. The evening will divided between looking at the work at Bayfield and looking forward to the work we wish to do in the future. Drinks will… Continue Reading

Friday 15 May, 2015

Gaywood River Walk 19th July

Dear all please have a look at river walk on the River Gaywood on the 19th July. This is following on from last year’s successful guided river walks that were held for the 9 Chalk Rivers Project. This is one of a series of 4 walks which will also look at the Babingley, Stiffkey and… Continue Reading

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