A new project encouraging people to share their favourite places along the River Ribble and its tributaries has been launched.
Ribble Rivers Trust (RRT) want people to photograph the beauty and variety of the Ribble catchment for their Wish You Were Here project.
With people spending more time at home and exercising in their local area, there are more chances to take pictures of favourite spots along our beautiful Lancashire rivers.
But it’s not only new photographs that can be submitted. The Trust also welcomes images of the catchment in years gone by which bring back memories of happier times.
“We know that people love taking pictures of the river. In these difficult times, Wish You Were Here is a great opportunity to enjoy the natural beauty that’s nearby,” said RRT Programme Manager, Harvey Hamilton-Thorpe.
“We want people to share with us their favourite locations, especially those which hold happy memories. It could be a place where they played as a child, the site of a marriage proposal, or a family picnic spot by the river.”
Anyone of any age can submit photographs of anything that’s river-related such as the rivers themselves, wildlife or people enjoying the rivers.
The photographs must have been taken within the Ribble catchment which covers more than 700 square miles and, as well as the Ribble, also includes the Rivers Calder, Hodder, Darwen and Douglas.
If you are planning to take any new photos, please ensure you always follow current government guidance to ensure you and others remain safe and always stay safe when close to rivers.
Wish You Were Here will run throughout the spring and summer. Submit as many photographs as you like to ribblelifetogether.org/wishyouwerehere where you can also see those images already shared.
Wish You Were Here is part of the Trust’s Ribble Life Together project, supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, which can be accessed via Ribble Rivers Trust’s Facebook page: facebook.com/RibbleTrust
Ribble Rivers Trust (RRT) is a local environmental charity established in 1997 to protect and restore the rivers, streams and watercourses within the Ribble catchment and to raise public awareness of the value of our local rivers and streams. The Ribble catchment is the area of land that is drained by the River Ribble and its major tributaries; the Hodder, Calder and Darwen. It covers a varied landscape, from the rural hills of the Yorkshire Dales and the source of the River Ribble, to major urban areas of Lancashire including Blackburn, Burnley and Preston. For more information please contact 01200 444452 or visit www.ribbletrust.org.uk
Ribble Life Together is delivering a healthier river system for the benefit and enjoyment of local communities and local wildlife. This ambitious project brings many organisations together who all have a common goal of improving water quality, reducing the risk of flooding and droughts and increasing river connectivity and biodiversity. Ribble Life Together is exploring and celebrating the rich heritage of the river and encouraging more people to discover the wonder of the river for themselves. For more information please contact us on 01200 444452, via [email protected] or visit www.ribblelifetogether.org