Ryevitalise Landscape Partnership

The majestic River Rye meanders through a variety of landscapes - from high on the westerly moorlands of the National Park, before heading down through dales, villages and farmland. 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 far 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.”

The scheme is supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund, North York Moors National Park Authority and other partners. It will run from 2019 until 2025.

Three graphic logos representing the Ryevitalise project, the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the North York Moors National Park

Project area

Covering around 160 square miles, the Ryevitalise project area follows the river Rye as it nestles between the North York Moors National Park, the Howardian Hills National Landscape, and the arable farmlands along the Vale of Pickering. It makes for an incredible landscape of 532 miles of becks, streams, and river!

Rye project area mapClose up of the River Rye, showing water flowing through a moss-covered bank. Credit Lizzie Shepherd

What we're up to

Discover the full range of projects that we're running to conserve, enhance and restore the natural and cultural heritage of the River Rye and surrounding landscape.

We’re offering grants to farmers and landowners who can help us conserve and enhance the River Rye catchment. Head to our ‘Ryevitalise grants’ page to see what funding might be available to you.

Help our rivers

There’s lots we can all do to help our rivers, either at home or out and about. Here’s a few tips.

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Keep it clean, stop the spread

Keep it clean, stop the spread

Respect wildlife

Respect wildlife

Stick to paths

Stick to paths

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