Update 23rd February 2014:

Volunteer works - installing an otter holt at Rothley Lakes

We're planning some wetland creation at Rothley Lake with the National Trust on the morning of SUNDAY 2nd March 2014.  Aim to meet at the arrow on the map on this link.  Please park in the track rather than on the main road and please bring some wellies as the site is quite wet!  Plan is to meet at 930, put in some boards to wet up an area and also put in an otter holt as well.  Please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you can make it so that we can plan sandwiches and drinks.

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Trout eggs have hatched!

Our Trout in the Classroom work entered an exciting phase as the little brown trout came into being...!  Well done to Ella for her hard work in getting to this stage.

Changes to the Rivers Trust Team

We're delighted to welcome 4 new Trustees to the team.  Graham Hodgson, James Jackson, Angus Collingwood-Cameron and Shaun Renwick will bring a wealth of experience and exterise to the Trust!    The core delivery team of Ella Vogel, George Dodds and Pete Kerr remains unchanged, with John Hogger as Chairman

Blyth/Pont altRiver Restoration

We have started work on a Feasibility study for an ambitious river restoration project with partners on the Blyth and Pont catchment.  The rivers and streams in the catchment have suffered from previous dredging and straightening activity and there is much to be done if funding can be secured. A draft report will be produced by the end of March 2014.


Catchment Based Approach

The Northumberland Rivers Trust and the Tyne Rivers Trust held a joint forum event with key partners on 23rd January at 9.30 at Kirkley Hall.  There was a great turn-out, with roughly 50 people helping us identify key issues and ideas for action.  Thanks very much for your support.  We will digest the finding and suggest some next steps soon.


Northumberland Rivers Trust Offices:

We are now at

54a Newgate Street, Morpeth, Northumberland,

NE61 1BE

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The Northumberland Rivers Trust was created in July 2011, with the aim of restoring and safeguarding Northumberland's rivers and streams.

  • We will:
    • Undertake environmental projects with communities and angling clubs to restore and improve habitats.
    • Share and promote awareness of environmental issue and best practice.

Our founding principle is to work in partnership with communities, angling clubs, environmental organisations and others to deliver lasting improvements.

Our area of working is all the rivers and streams that flow into the North Sea north of the Tyne and south of the Tweed.  Our rivers are:alt

    • Aln
    • Blyth/Pont
    • Coquet
    • Wansbeck
    • North Northumberland Coastal Streams

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Provide us with your contact details and we will let you know how you can help.


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