Lower River Wye (High Wycombe fire station to the Thames) Projects

River Wye Cores End
River Wye Cores End M. Forshaw

A number of weirs still exist on the River Wye that impede the free passage of fish along the course of the river to a greater or lesser extent. The ultimate objective is that they will all be removed or modified such that fish have uninhibited movement the length of the water course.

  1. Windsor Hill, Wooburn Park.
    Only small scale improvements necessary. Estimated cost 11,000.

  2. Wooburn Mill/Maindec House, Holtspur Lane.
    Habitat enhancement including installation of large woody debris, tree work to open canopy and remove gabions from river bed. Estimated cost 16,000.

  3. Glory Mill/Chimney Lane, Wooburn Green.
    Long term aim for habitat enhancement by removing impoundment in order to allow natural geomorphology to resume. Estimated cost 16,000.

  4. Clapton Mill, Wooburn Moor.
    Possible introduction of a fish passage. Estimated cost 21,000.

  5. Knaves Beech Industrial Estate.
    Remove half pipe culvert to improve fish passage. Estimated cost 21,000.

  6. Lammas Way.
    Possible removal of weir or modify to improve fish passage. Estimated cost 21,000.

Projects Map
Windsor Hill
Glory Mill
Clapton Mill
Knaves Beech
Lammas Way