The Ribble Catchment

The catchment is a sizeable area of over 860 square miles supporting significant numbers of fish, mammals and invertebrates. In the past, industrial and agricultural pollution as well as water abstraction and inadequate sewage treatment have caused severe habitat damage to the Ribble and its tributaries, to such an extent that the wildlife supported by the river has been put under threat. The Trust was established in order to enhance the water environments of the catchment, by restoring and protecting the river to make certain that future generations can enjoy the beauty of its wildlife and fauna.

Ribble Catchment Map - towns and counties (crop)