Rivers Blackwater and Pant

Natural section with in-channel features such as woody debris, silt banks and aquatic vegetation which create diverse habitats.

The area (land use)

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

Horses were the main livestock recorded.

Channel characteristics

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

At the time of recording the flow of water was medium and the channel was 2-5m wide and in depth.

For most of this stretch the channel profile is steep but flat or shallow in places.

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


The channel has been straightened and man-made enhancements are absent along this stretch of river.

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


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


The following was seen or heard during the survey: Buzzards, Robins, Chiffchaff, Blackbird, Green Woodpecker, Willow Warbler, Mallard, Badger signs and unknown species of bee

Additional Information

Little bankside vegetation was present during the survey and few bankside trees are found along this stretch.

Areas of the bank are being trampled, possibly by grazing cattle and the channel has been deepened in the past and possibly straightened.


Rivers Blackwater and Pant

Date completed


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