What is a water meadow? The Rivers Trust explains it well…. http://www.theriverstrust.org/newsletter/winter_06/issue_10/newsletter.html Water meadows are quite distinct from other forms of wet grassland. Engineered topography, weirs, channels, sluices and sloping ‘panes’ of grass enabled a management regime that maximised productivity. The operation of water meadows required considerable skill from the ‘drowners’ who used to tend… Continue reading Why Water Meadows Are Important
Why are Chalk Streams Important? Did you know that the River Lark and the River Linnet are chalk streams under threat unless we make sure they are protected? Chalk streams provide water to households and industry by way of an aquifier – an underground source of water. However, unless we take care of them this… Continue reading Protecting Britain’s Chalk Streams
Walking is Great Exercise! As the weather improves many of us feel more inclined to get out into the fresh air- walking is so much better without six layers of clothes! You may have made a New year’s resolution to get more exercise then lost enthusiasm when January and February winds and rain made staying… Continue reading Walking is Good for You!