At the YDRT, we love Wensleydale and the River Ure. To celebrate its fantastic charm and character we are hosting a Photography Competition. Check out the Flyer below for chance to win three exciting prizes.

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Working to enhance and protect the rivers of the Yorkshire Dales for the benefit of everyone

We work with partners, land managers and the public to ensure the rivers of the Yorkshire Dales are:

Sources of pure water
Habitats for aquatic and other wildlife
Havens of quiet recreation
Key features of the Dales landscape
Causing minimal flood risk by promoting and implementing natural flood management techniques

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Our area. The blue catchment is the ‘SUNO’, the Rivers Swale, Ure, Nidd and upper Ouse. The green catchment is the River Wharfe and the Lower Ouse.

Click the map to find out more information about your River, even see live river levels!!

The Trust appoint a new Director

Charles Forman, has been appointed as the first Director of the Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust. Charles who is currently responsible for coordinating Environment Agency activity in the Yorkshire Dales river catchments, will start work with the Trust at the beginning of June.

Annual Report 2017

This year we have produced an Annual Report for our AGM which was held on 9 March 2017.

The report describes some of the projects we undertook during the year including Cleaner Collingham Becks, Catchment Management Plans, Ure River and work on the River Burn to allow fish passage. It also introduces our two new Trustees and there is a profile of our five members of staff.

Newsletter 2016

Our autumn newsletter is available.

We have some really interesting articles including new ways to more accurately monitor Signal Cray Fish, Natural Flood Management, details about how we are working with local communities to monitor river quality. As well as updates on some of our projects and a students experience with the Trust.

Give it a read; Members will be sent a hard copy in the post. Remember you can become a Member for just £30 a year. 

Check your local river levels

River Ure

River Wharfe

River Swale

River Nidd

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