South East Rivers Trust (& the Wandle Trust)

Loddon Rivers Week 2018 is here!


Loddon Rivers Week: 24th – 30th September 2018

Please browse the events available during Loddon Rivers Week and make sure you book your place!


Monday 24th September

Evening Bat Walk at Millfield Local Nature Reserve

Time: 18:45 

Meet: By the play area next to Barton Mill Pub

To Book: Contact


Tuesday 25th September

1. Hawley Meadows, River Rehabilitation – join us to install woody material and increase habitat diversity for wildlife. 

Time: 10:00 – 13:00

Meet: Hawley Meadows Car Park off the A331 in Hawley

To Book: Contact – this event has limited spaces. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please do not bring any nuts (including peanuts). One team member has a serious allergy.


2. Loddon Observatory Showcase at University of Reading: An opportunity to learn about work undertaken within the Loddon catchment and to network with UoR researchers, students and other stakeholders.

Time: 13:00 to 16:00

Meet: Details will be confirmed upon booking.

To Book: Please register here by 14th September at the latest or email


Wednesday 26th September 

Maiden Erlegh Lake – creating floating islands for habitat and refuge

Time: 10:00 – 14:00

Meet: Meet at the Interpretation Centre on Instow Road, RG6 5QH

To Book: Register with


Thursday 27th September

1. River Rehabilitation at Rushmoor Bottom – Join us to install woody material and create sleeper dams to improve habitat. 

Time: 10:00 – 15:00

Meet: Please park on the A323 Fleet Road, opposite the cricket ground by Potters International Hotel. We’ll meet at the pedestrian gate onto the woodland.  

To Book: Register with (limited numbers)

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please do not bring any nuts (including peanuts). One team member has a serious allergy.


2. River Rehabilitation on the River Whitewater – Join us to install woody material, bank protection and gravels to help fish and aquatic communities like dragonflies and damselflies on the River Whitewater.

Time: 10:00 – 15:00

Meet: Bassetts Mead Nature Reserve, near Hook. Access off Doctors Acre.

To Book: Contact: 01256 381190, limited numbers


3. Children’s River Craft Session – Aimed at children under 5 years who must be accompanied.  Creations will be on display at the centre for all to admire!

Time: 11:00 – 12:00

Meet: Popley Fields Community Centre, RG24 9AE.


Friday 28th September

River Rehabilitation on the Blackwater River – Using woody material to create better conditions and safe refugia for fish and other aquatic life.

Time: 10:00 – 15:00

Meet: At the carpark off Lakeside Road, GU12 5AN

To Book: Please register with  (limited numbers)

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please do not bring any nuts (including peanuts). One team member has a serious allergy.


Saturday 29th September

Guided Walk at Millfield Local Nature Reserve – looking for birds and other wildlife supported by the River Loddon, led by local naturalist, Jim Andrews.

Time: 7:30am

Meet:  By the play area next to Barton Mill Pub

To Book: Contact


Sunday 30th September – World Rivers Day

Guided walk along the Sandford stretch of the River Loddon, showcasing the recent rehabilitation work by Twyford and District Fishing Club in association with Cain Bio Engineering.

Time: 10:00 – 12:30

Meet: At the Sandford Fishery Car Park, Sandford Lane (RG5 4TB) (overspill carpark at the Aviation Museum: RG5 4UE). 

To Book: Please register with



Have any Question or Comment?

3 comments on “Loddon Rivers Week 2018 is here!

Cllr Paul Gaskell - Basing Ward, B&D Borough Council

Dear Sir / Madam,
Do you plan to have another Loddon Rivers week for 2019. If so can you please provide details (Jobs planned, locations, dates, etc…) and let me know if you need volunteers. I can ask around at Parish Council meetings.
Kind Regards,

Jess Mead

Hi Paul, We are hoping to run some events for Loddon Rivers Week this year though we’re still firming up the details. If you can drop me an email at I can pass your details onto the organisers who can make sure you’re kept up to date. Thanks, Jess.

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