1. A very short film showing some key moments during our project to restore the River Lyvennet at Barnskew from a man-made, straightened channel back to a more natural river.

    At some time in the past 200-300 years, The River Lyvennet at Barnskew had been staightened, resulting in a shorter and steeper river than originally flowed there. This meant that there was little variety of wildlife to be found in this part of the river.

    This project aimed to bring the river back to a more natural state, re-introducing meanders that would slow the flow of the water, reducing erosion and the amount of the sediment in the river, leading to a larger wildlife habitat, attracting more varieties of wildlife, a reduction in flood risk, and improved water quality.
    For farmers, the re-meandering meant that the river banks were more stable - reducing erosion of their land, the surrounding land was drier and less prone to flooding - good for health of livestock, and they were able to access finanical support.

    Part of the Cumbrian River Restoration Strategy delivered by the Environment Agency, Natural England, Eden Rivers Trust, West Cumbria Rivers Trust and South Cumbria Rivers Trust.

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River & Catchment Restoration

Eden Rivers Trust

This channel is dedicated to all the 'river warriors' who are out there battling to save our catchments (rivers, streams and lakes) from the ravages of modern day life. The site is open to all and scale doesn't matter - whether it be the camapign to save…


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This channel is dedicated to all the 'river warriors' who are out there battling to save our catchments (rivers, streams and lakes) from the ravages of modern day life. The site is open to all and scale doesn't matter - whether it be the camapign to save Bristol Bay or a group of volunteers doing something in thier back yards.

Rivers matter and they don't make em anymore!

They provide valuable ecosystem services through to just being nice places to walk our dogs, cast a fly or have a picnic! Communities value rivers too and hopefully this channel will be a point of focus for all us 'river junkies' to exchange knowledge, gain ispiration and celebrate / support all the great work that is going on out there.

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