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 (£10 deposit to be refunded following attendance at site visit). If space is available non-members are also welcome to attend at a small cost (usually approx. £30).

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

Upcoming Site Visits - 2022

Smithills Estate, Bolton

Natural Flood Management (NFM) in the North West

3rd August 2022

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Previous Site Visits - 2022

Afon Merin, Ceridigion, Wales

Finalist in the 2020 UK River Prize

2020 UK River Prize Reach-scale award Winner: Allt Lorgy

4th May 2022

Ceridigion, Wales

Flyer - RiverWiki - Project video

13th April 2022

Allt Lorgy, Scottish Highlands

Flyer - RiverWiki - Blog - Project video


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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.