Essex Rivers Hub

This stretch of river to the north of Braintree and Bocking is characterised by a relatively narrow, fast flowing channel, surrounded by arable land and woodland. 

The area (land use)

The dominant land use for this stretch of river is arable.

No livestock were recorded.

Channel characteristics

The river channel consists of mainly silt, and riffles are absent.

At the time of recording the flow of water was fast and the channel was <1m wide and <0.5m in depth.

For most of this stretch the channel profile is steep / undercut.

Bankside trees were dominant, marginal plants and in-channel plants are dominant. Woody debris was noted to be occasional.


The channel has not been straightened and man-made enhancements are absent along this stretch of river.

Field drains were recorded as present and barriers / culverts are absent.


Areas of trampling / poaching were absent and areas of erosion were absent at the time of the survey.



River Pant

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