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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How did the sheep cross the river?

23rd May 2019

How did the sheep cross the river? Having farm animals in the river is not good for water quality and also erodes the river bank. A farmer, who is part of our facilitation fund (which supports our work with farmers to reduce waste from agriculture entering the river system) had a problem with sheep that had […]


21st May 2019

CHARITY CALENDAR CLICKS INTO ACTION FOR FOURTH YEAR Tyne Rivers Trust is launching its fourth charity calendar and is asking for anyone who enjoys the River Tyne to submit their best photos of the Tyne catchment to fill it. The theme is My Tyne so images can cover anything from people enjoying the river to […]

Mabey Hire keeps Fish Pass project on track

11th April 2019

Mabey Hire keeps Fish Pass project on track Leading temporary works specialist, Mabey Hire, teamed up with Tyne Rivers Trust to ensure that an internationally important project to build a fish pass at Shotley Bridge, County Durham went ahead. Mabey Hire’s Durham depot supplied 450 metres of temporary roadway – known as TuffTrak® mats – […]

Rivers Trust helps farmers to deliver environmentally friendly changes

4th April 2019

RIVERS TRUST HELPS FARMERS TO DELIVER ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY CHANGES Tyne Rivers Trust, the environmental charity which runs the largest countryside stewardship fund in the north, has been working with its volunteers to help farmers to deliver practical works to reduce the level of agricultural pollution that enters the river. As the Tyne catchment is not […]

#GBSpringClean 2019 – we’re coming to South Shields!

12th March 2019

#GBSpringClean 2019 – we’re coming to South Shields! We’re returning to #PrimroseNature Reserve for the #GBSpringClean on Saturday 23rd March. Last year we collected over 50 bags of rubbish out of the river- let’s see how many we can collect this year! Meet along Simonside View, NE32 5TU from 10.30am – 2.30pm – drop in […]

Pupils will watch salmon hatch in reel time

7th March 2019

PUPILS WILL WATCH SALMON HATCH IN REEL TIME Pupils at Adderlane Academy in Prudhoe are preparing to hatch salmon eggs in their classroom after a visit from Tyne Rivers Trust as part of the its Salmon in the Classroom programme. The Trust uses the lifecycle of the North Atlantic Salmon to connect school children to […]

Derwent fish populations set to improve

5th March 2019

DERWENT FISH POPULATIONS SET TO IMPROVE Thanks to work by Tyne Rivers Trust, fish will soon be able to access parts of the River Derwent that they haven’t been able to reach since the industrial revolution. The construction of a fish pass at Shotley Bridge will enable a range of species such as lamprey, eels, […]

An overview of floodplain gravel resource exploitation in the Tyne catchment

12th February 2019

An overview of floodplain gravel resource exploitation in the Tyne catchment 1. Geological context Northern England was heavily glaciated until 10,000 years ago. More than 10m of ice covered the landscape, with more conventional ‘glacier’ flows of ice following the pre-ordained valleys of the Ipswichian Interglacial that preceded the last phase of our glacial history. […]


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