Upper Middle Thames (Wallingford to Caversham) Projects

  1. Opening up of backwater near South Stoke to provide fish refuge in times of high flow and juvenile fish reserve.

  2. Goring STW. Potential for introduction of Phosphorus stripping plant to improve discharge. Also investigate discharge that is flowing through adjacent field reed beds.

  3. Withymead Nature Reserve. Natural reed bed marsh to the north and adjacent to the reserve belongs to Christ Church College, Oxford. A Heritage Lottery Fund bid was in preparation to purchase the land from Christ Church unfortunately there has been a change of Wardens at the Reserve so the bid needs reactivating.

  4. Tilehurst on north bank possible creation of wetland habitat.

  5. Cholsey Marsh BBOWT need support to maintain reed bed habitat.

  6. North Stoke Backwater. Where possible protect and improve North Stoke backwater.

  7. Little Meadow Nature Reserve 3 acres in size part of the Anne Carpmael Charitable Trust managed by the Trust with the help of volunteers and the local Sonning Common Green Gym.

  8. Salmon, coarse fish and eels are able to pass the Caversham weir but a new multispecies fish pass is included in a proposed hydropower scheme.

Projects Map
South Stoke Backwater
Cholsey Marsh
North Stoke Backwater
Little Meadow