The Ribble Rivers Trust are leading a free circular river walk around Burnley’s Rivers Calder and Brun this Sunday 22nd October to celebrate the newly created guide.
“This project has allowed us to work with primary school children, teenagers and older residents proving that every generation values their local environment and can work together to improve and protect their local river. We’re delighted to be running a guided river walk that will celebrate the project and urge everyone to come along and find out more about what we’ve done” said Emily Bateman, Education and Engagement Officer for the Ribble Rivers Trust.
The project is a scheme within a larger programme of work called Ribble Life Together, supported by Heritage Lottery funding and delivering a healthier river system for the benefit and enjoyment of local communities and wildlife. KS2 pupils from Worsthorne, St Peter’s, Springfield and St Stephen’s, as well as members from Burnley and District U3A and participants in the Burnley National Citizen Service have all contributed to its success.
Harvey Hamilton-Thorpe, Programme Manager at Ribble Rivers Trust, spoke about the modification of Bluebell Wood weir, “With the help of Tesco Bags of Help funding, this project will enable wildlife to migrate freely over a newly modified weir, improving habitat and improving the overall health of the River Calder through Burnley. The presence and health of these iconic species play a vital role in awareness raising and educating local people and children about their local environment.”
Participants are advised to wear warm and waterproof clothing, wear suitable footwear and bring a drink and lunch to eat en route. To book your free place, please contact Ribble Rivers Trust on 01200 444452.