River Ter

The River Ter is 31km long and is a catchment in its own right. It has multiple directives that work to protect it, including the Freshwater Fish Directive (Headwaters to Great Leighs STW, Great Leighs to Chelmer), the Nitrates Directive and the Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive.

This map shows the completed walkovers for the River Ter.

Click or tap a pin to see details of a walkover

This stretch of river is relatively straight and narrow, and flows predominantly through arable fields. There are few artificial structures, other than an occasional footbridge across the channel where there is access via public footpaths.

The area around this stretch of river is predominantly grazing pasture but no livestock were recorded at the time of the survey.

Water is shallow and channel is narrow. The area is very overgrown, making most areas inaccessible for survey.

This section of river forms a tight loop from Thistley Green to Leez Lodge Lakes, and is adjacent to a former priory. The river is predominantly shallow and runs through arable land, with a number of lakes and former fishing areas nearby.

The area around this stretch of river is arable and grazing land with cows being the main livestock recorded.

Website key stakeholders:

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Design by LTD Design Consultants and build by Garganey Consulting based on an original concept by Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust