RRC Members Site Visits

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The River Restoration Centre (RRC) has a long history of running friendly and informative site visits to really good examples of restoration best practice and innovation. Site visits are free to members. If space is available non-members are also welcome to attend at a small cost.

If you want to find out more about our site visits contact us.

Upcoming Site Visit - 2018


Location Project Booking and Info
***CANCELLED*** Hampshire

Tichborne Restoration Project



TBC North Scotland


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Previous Site Visits - 2018
2018 UK River Prize Winner: Hills to Levels Project

River Ogwen Restoration Project


10th October 2018

Merriott to Lufton,  Somerset

Flyer - RiverWiki - Blog - Photos

20th June 2018

North Wales

Flyer - RiverWiki  - Blog - Photos


Previous Site Visits - 2017
Stroud River Frome Project

Healthy Rivers Project


1st November 2017


RiverWiki - Flyer - Photos

19th September 2017

Rivers around Caerphilly including the Rhymney River, South East Wales

RiverWiki - Photos - Blog - Flyer - Video

The Stroud Rural Sustainable Drainage Project, River Frome, aims to create a river catchment where water management is fully integrated into land management practices; and stakeholders work together to manage water within the landscape, creating valuable habitat for wildlife and people, and limiting flood risk downstream. The Healthy Rivers Project aims to improve habitats to support native fish populations. The work carried out includes weir notching, baffle installation and flow variability structures, to provide habitats and fish passage, for improved biodiversity. The visit included a number of sites, looking at fish enhancement through a culvert, and flow variation structures.
River Avon Project

Pearls in Peril Project

27th June 2017

River Wylye & River Nadder, Salisbury 

RiverWiki: Wylye

Photos - Blog - Flyer - Videos

13th June 2017

Braemar, River Dee, Aberdeenshire

RiverWiki - Flyer

The River Avon Restoration Project was set up to restore the River Avon Special Area of Conservation to a naturally functioning river system to meet the government's obligations under the Water Framework and Habitats Directive. The visit included two sites - channel realignment on the River Wylye, and woody debris installation on the River Nadder. Pearls in Peril (PiP) is a large and complex LIFE+ Nature project with 22 partners working together throughout Great Britain to restore river habitats for freshwater pearl mussels and their host salmonids.
Guided site visits
The RRC can offer guided tours to a number of restoration sites, either as part of your membership package, or at an additional cost. During these the Centre staff will explain the techniques used on site and demonstrate lessons that can be learnt.
  • River Cole, Coleshill, near Swindon.  1995 river restoration project and the associated development of this rural site thereafter.
  • River Brent, Tokyngton Park, Wembley.  2002 restoration project in a London urban park setting.
  • River Skerne, Haughton-le-Skerne, Darlington.  1995 river restoration project and the associated development of this semi urban site.
  • River Quaggy, Chinbrook Meadows (2002)/ Sutcliffe Park (2004), Lewisham.  Restoration of a tributary of the Ravensbourne through two London parks.
If you are interested in attending a site visit to a particular type of catchment or restoration site please contact us.
This visit was to the Carshalton arm of the River Wandle which has in the past been overwide, impounded and contaminated. It is now in much better condition thanks to this project.