Wilbraham River Protection Society

Dates for your diary

Annual River Walk: Getting to know your river

The Society’s annual river walk this year is planned for Sunday 2nd June, starting at Hawk Mill Farm, Mill Lane, Little Wilbraham at 13:45. A birding expert to help us identify species will accompany us. The route will follow the Long Drove to Quy, returning to Hawk Mill Farm along the side of the river keeping to public footpaths and permitted paths. It should take about two and half hours, although an optional stop near the end of the return walk for tea and cakes by the farm pond will extend the time required. Parking is available at Hawk Mill Farm.

The walk is in open countryside and farmland tracks, which may be boggy. Cattle may also be in some of the fields. Dogs on leads are welcome, but it is not suitable for buggies, small toddlers, or those with restricted mobility. If you would like to join the walk, please contact Rebecca Lomas – bex@drcr.info. Tel: 07718 899 471

About Wilbraham River

Wilbraham River rises at The Temple Spring in Great Wilbraham, flowing under the bridge on Wilbraham Road, up onto the common, across Hawk Mill Farm continuing on to Quy, Anglesey Abbey and beyond. Its banks provide delightful riverside walks for the enjoyment of local people. Two Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) abut the river – Great Wilbraham Common and Wilbraham Fen. Part of the river is also a County Wildlife Site.

Survey of the Wilbraham River

A section of the Wilbraham River from its source at Temple Springs, downstream to where it crosses the A1303, was surveyed using the National Rivers Authority (NRA) standard River Corridor Survey methods. Staff and volunteers from The Cambridgeshire Wildlife Trust, on behalf of the Wilbraham River Protection Society (WRPS), carried out the survey. Click here to access the survey. Wilbraham-River-Corridor-Survey

If you are interested in the river and would like to become a “Friend” of the Wilbraham River Protection Society (WRPS) please contact our Rebecca Lomas on 811 189 or bex@drcr.infor with contact details.

About Wilbraham River

Wilbraham River rises at The Temple Spring in Great Wilbraham, flowing under the bridge on Wilbraham Road, up onto the common, across Hawk Mill Farm continuing on to Quy, Anglesey Abbey and beyond. Its banks provide delightful riverside walks for the enjoyment of local people. Two Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) abut the river – Great Wilbraham Common and Wilbraham Fen. Part of the river is also a County Wildlife Site.

Survey of the Wilbraham River

A section of the Wilbraham River from its source at Temple Springs, downstream to where it crosses the A1303, was surveyed using the National Rivers Authority (NRA) standard River Corridor Survey methods. Staff and volunteers from The Cambridgeshire Wildlife Trust, on behalf of the Wilbraham River Protection Society (WRPS), carried out the survey. Click here to access the survey.

Wilbraham-River-Corridor-Survey

If you are interested in the river and would like to become a “Friend” of the Wilbraham River Protection Society (WRPS) please contact the Chairman, Brian Jackson on 882 362 or bjay5@btinternet.com or our Secretary, Rebecca Lomas on 811 189 or bex@drcr.infor with contact details.

Click on the links below for articles about the activities and issues the WRPS tries to address, which originally appeared in The Wilbrahams’ Warbler:

WRPS autumn 2018

WRPS Winter 2017 

WRPS Spring 2017

WRPS Summer 2017

WRPS Autumn 2016