• Holland Wood Weir lies on the River Darwen, close to its confluence with the River Ribble and the limit of the tidal Ribble area. The weir was originally constructed to provide water to the nearby Walton Mill, which historically milled corn and flour. Although the mill, which is now operated by Massey Bros, still exists only the weir remains. At
  • Marieberg Powerplant (C)Unipers Hydropower in Sweden Ribble Rivers Trust are very excited to be taking part in a two-hour webinar programme hosted by Dam Removal Europe. As part of the webinar a live stream will show part of a dam removal at the Marieberg powerplant, Sweden. Additionally, expert speakers from a wide range of backgrounds will be discussing strategies on how
  • Salmon and trout can swim in a stretch of Lancashire river where they’ve not been seen for 200 years, thanks to an ambitious Ribble Rivers Trust project. Work has just been completed on a fish pass at Dunkenhalgh Weir, allowing salmon and trout to swim as far as Accrington for the first time in two centuries and increasing their breeding
  • Ribble Rivers Trust are happy to announce that our work to remove Samlesbury weir is now complete. As with all our weir removals and fish passage projects we are happy that our work has made this stretch of river more wildlife and fish friendly, but it is also significant as this redundant 50 year old weir was one of the
  • Local contractors begin ambitious in-stream project after adapting working practices to comply with COVID-19 safety guidance. The Ribble Catchment Partnership has seized on the opportunity provided by exceptionally low spring water levels to start work on a transformational project to return the river to its natural course at Samlesbury. In what is believed to be the widest weir removal scheme
  • Horse chestnuts (Aesculus hippocastanum) are actually a non-native species, introduced in the 16th century from Turkey, and planted widely in parks, streets, and gardens. This is why you rarely find them in woodlands. Horse chestnuts can grow up to 40 meters tall and live for over 300 years. This tree species is well known for their beautiful, shiny, deep brown
  • Capturing the beauty of the River Ribble on camera over the course of a year is the focus of a new community photography project. A Year on the Ribble is an art installation by Ribble Rivers Trust (RRT) as part of Ribble Life Together, a project supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Photography stands designed and produced by Lancashire
  • Week 1 Monday When I arrived, I was met by Helen who showed me around the office, introduced me to the other members of staff and went through my induction. We then visited Balderstones primary school to check on the tank, which is part of Trout in the Classroom. We then had a site visit to two recently completed fish
  • Here at Ribble Rivers Trust we’re really excited to announce that we’ve teamed up with local artist Jessica Jenyns. Jessica has created some beautiful river themed greetings cards which are handmade, hand-finished, and environmentally-friendly; plus 50p from each card sold will be donated to the Trust. Jessica says; “Inspiration for my work comes from the natural world which I adore