Cringle Brook is a tributary of the river Witham, located south of Grantham. It is a spring-fed limestone beck, 12km in length, geographically isolated and unique. While the Lower sections of the Brook remain relatively natural and have some great habitat, as with many of… Read More »Upper Cringle Brook gets a makeover!
The Limestone Becks are a unique network of springs in Lincolnshire, and home to some of the UK’s most protected species, such as the water vole. Historic changes, including dredging and straightening, along with abstraction and pollution, has significantly degraded the becks’ habitat. As part… Read More »Restoring and Reconnecting the Limestone Becks
This habitat improvement work is part of our Bringing the Limestone Becks Back to Life project, working to restore limestone becks across Lincolnshire. We are keen to involve the local community, and anyone who shares a passion for rivers and wildlife, in the habitat improvement… Read More »Branston Beck Restoration
Water voles are our fastest declining mammal, between 1989 and 1998, the UK population fell by 90%. They are classed as endangered and are now highly protected. The Lincolnshire Rivers Trust, as a part of the Bringing the Limestone Becks Back to Life project, are… Read More »Creating Havens for Water Voles in Lincolnshire
The past 15 months or so may have been pretty challenging but here at Lincolnshire Rivers Trust we have not let it get us down. We have still managed to deliver habitat improvement projects on several of our precious limestone becks. Background The limestone ridge… Read More »What’s happening on the Limestone Becks…
We have completed our first gravel introduction in one of our local Lincolnshire Limestone Becks. Why the work is needed The Limestone Becks are very special watercourses as they have a unique habitat, rarely found in Eastern England. Pools and riffles should be a natural… Read More »Pools and Riffles Restored!
During these uncertain and unprecedented times, we are delighted to have finally completed our Heritage Fund supported by the National Lottery, River Witham habitat enhancement project in Dysart Park, Grantham. The project was postponed from last autumn by unusually high rainfall. Covid-19 prevented us from… Read More »Adding a Little Wiggle to the Witham
Normally during the summer term, we would be out and about on school visits bringing children closer to nature. Helping children to learn all about their local river or stream and all the amazing creatures that live there. We all know that this year is… Read More »Mayfly in the Classroom – at home