Despite centuries of modification, the upper Babingley remains one of the finest stretches of chalk river in Norfolk. The river rises from springs all around the upper valley and has some of the cleanest, clearest water in Norfolk. The river produces large numbers of trout, and is a haven for water voles. The upper reaches are well protected by woodland and a lack of intensive farming on the river banks. In it’s lower reaches the river is steep;y embanked and unable to spill onto it’s floodplain, and the number of plant and invertebrate species that need wet river margins are greatly reduced.
Check out the river map to the right of this page.