20. River dipping

Aim: Involve people with their local waterbodies

Water body: River Misbourne
Project description

River restoration to enable school groups and children to continue to river dip whilst minimising erosion to the river bank.

Hundreds of children use the River Misbourne next to the Colne Valley Park Visitor Centre for river dipping during the school holidays or on school visits during term time, this has led to some erosion of the river bank. This project aims to stabilise the banks and improve the habitat in the Misbourne so that local children can continue to enjoy this century's old popular passtime. 2 tonnes of flint gravel rejects were installed in an eroded area of the river bank, and protection for other river access areas was installed  

Project lead: Groundwork South
Project partners: Affinity Water, Buckinghamshire County Council
Contact for more information: Matthew Hartgrove
Project start: August 2014
Project end: March 2015
Funding source:

Design by LTD Design Consultants and build by Garganey Consulting. From an original concept by the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust.