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River Rye at Low Locker by Liz BassindaleRiver Rye at Low Locker by Liz Bassindale

The majestic River Rye meanders through a variety of landscapes from moorland and upland farmland, through villages, and the arable and livestock farmland of the lowlands - once a lifeblood for communities, providing clean water, power and supporting an abundance of wildlife, our connection to the River Rye is gradually being lost.

The Ryevitalise Landscape Partnership works together to energise local communities and volunteers, support farmers and welcome visitors from near and afar to “conserve, enhance and restore the natural and cultural heritage of the area, enabling people to reconnect with the history, wildlife and landscapes of the River Rye and its tributaries.”

A banded demoiselle by Liz Bassindale

Wildlife and habitats

The Ryevitalise catchment is home to a rich tapestry of habitats housing a fascinating array of wildlife. Find out more how we are safeguarding these for future generations.

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