Tyne Rivers Trust


30th June 2021

Small changes make a big difference We know from our litter picks that single-use plastic is a huge problem for the Tyne rivers and the creatures that live there. On an average litter pick, 90% of the rubbish our volunteers collect is plastic. If it wasn’t for our volunteers, this plastic would eventually flow from […]


22nd June 2021

Marketing consultant, Chris Liddle from Stocksfield has raised more than £1,000 to support our work to improve the water quality of the Tyne rivers. Chris who is an outdoor swimming enthusiast and a trustee for Tyne Rivers Trust completed the one-mile open water swim across Lake Windermere and raised more than £1000 for the charity […]

The link between nature and mental health

13th May 2021

We’re applauding nature as the theme of this year’s mental health awareness week. Research by the Mental Health Foundation shows that more than half of UK adults say that being close to nature improves their mental health and 73% found it helped them manage their mental health during lockdown. We know how important the river […]

Better Ouseburn

30th April 2021

Our Better Ouseburn project has launched! Thanks to funding from the Reece Foundation, we’ll be delivering practical work to improve the water quality of this urban river over the next 6 months. We’re starting with repairing and re-enforcing the riverbank to reduce pollution from bankside erosion. We’ll also be working with Ouseburn Farm to help […]

Ten spoil heaps successfully stabilised

28th April 2021

We’re celebrating a major landmark in our work to reduce river pollution from metal mining, having stabilised the 10th spoil heap leftover from an abandoned metal mine as part of the second phase of a four year project with the Environment Agency and the Coal Authority. Metal mines played a major part in Britain’s history, […]

Willow: an environmentally friendly way to protect our riverbanks from erosion

22nd April 2021

Bank erosion is a natural process. However, river users, dog and livestock entry points, lack of vegetation and flooding all accelerate this process. This causes sediment to enter the river which pollutes habitat and smothers species such as freshwater pearl mussels. Green engineering is an environmentally friendly way to tackle this, it uses natural materials […]

Booking fishing in our shop supports the river

21st April 2021

Our popular Tyne Angling Passport (TAP) scheme is open for bookings in our online shop. Choose from 20 wild and unspoilt Trout fishing beats for only £8 per day and know that 100% of your fee is helping us to improve river habitat and fish populations of the Tyne rivers. Ceri Gibson, CEO of Tyne […]

Volunteering is back

After 3 months on pause, it has been incredible to welcome back our volunteer team to practical conservation tasks. Already, they have completed 10m of willow spilling to protect an eroding riverbank and near-by footpath along the River East Allen near Catton. They’ve also been busy removing over 2,500 plastic tree guards from sites we […]


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