COVID-19 update

Tyne Rivers Trust considers managing the increased risk of transmission of COVID-19 of paramount importance. Following the latest government guidance, issued on 4th January 2021, where possible and safe to do so, we continue to deliver our key projects. We are constantly evaluating the situation and will keep up regular contact with our partners, funders and volunteers. All practical volunteer tasks have now been paused until it’s safe to resume.

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Former children’s heart specialist aims to connect more people to nature

11th June 2020

Tyne Rivers Trust has appointed a new Chair who aims to improve people’s wellbeing by enabling more children and adults to connect with nature through the Tyne’s unique river system. Professor Richard Kirk is an international pediatric cardiologist who has extensive experience of charity and non-profit organisations both in this country and abroad. He has […]

2021 photo competition is open for entries!

8th April 2020

Our 2021 photo competition is open for entries. We’d love you to send us your river images from the Tyne catchment to be in with a chance of being featured in our 2021 charity calendar. Ceri Gibson, Director of Tyne Rivers Trust says: “The standard of images last year was fantastic so I’m looking forward […]


19th March 2020

Spring 2020 Following the wettest winter in modern times, river great and small are fining down into fishable order. There will be some interesting changes to the rivers, new gravels, new pools and new holes to surprise you! Please take care when wading. The first salmon caught off the River Tyne this season was a […]


12th March 2020

Saltwell Park will soon be more rain resilient thanks to a rain garden being designed and built by pupils at Gibside School, with help from Tyne Rivers Trust. The project, developed by Tyne Rivers Trust, the only environmental charity dedicated to looking after the River Tyne, will see pupils design and build a garden that […]

Fund aims to help Don and Derwent landowners reduce pollution

3rd March 2020

Tyne Rivers Trust has launched a new project to help farmers and landowners south of the River Tyne to increase efficiency and reduce pollution from agriculture entering the river system. The Don to Derwent facilitation fund, which is funded by DEFRA (Department for Food & rural Affairs) and run by Tyne Rivers Trust, aims to […]

Boardwalk is a platform for outdoor education

25th February 2020

A new boardwalk at Shotley Grove will provide a platform for schoolchildren to discover the importance of wetland habitats. The wooden walkway built by Tyne Rivers Trust and its volunteers and funded by the Land of Oak & Iron will be a hub for outdoor education with pond dipping sessions and wetland focused science-lessons delivered […]

Brewing up a socially conscious beer

23rd January 2020

Tyne Bank Brewery is sticking to its New Years resolution to be kinder to the environment with the launch of a charity beer aimed at protecting the very river from which it is sourced. The independent brewery and tap room has partnered with Tyne Rivers Trust, the only environmental charity dedicated to looking after the […]

We’re looking for a Chairperson with a passion for the Tyne

7th January 2020

Tyne Rivers Trust is the only environmental charity dedicated to looking after the amazing River Tyne. The work that we do is increasingly vital to tackle the effects of climate change and support the wildlife and habitat of our rivers. We work with volunteers and communities within the Tyne catchment to carry out conservation and […]


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