River Ingrebourne

The River Ingrebourne is a 43km tributary of the River Thames which rises near Brentwood as the Weald Brook. It passes underneath the M25 and flows past the urban areas of Harold Park and Harold Wood where it is joined by Carter's Brook.

Running between Hornchurch and Upminster into the Ingrebourne Valley it feeds nationally important reed beds and marshland as it passes. From Rainham it passes through industrial areas, flowing into the Thames as Rainham Creek through a tidal sluice at Frog Island.

This map shows the completed walkovers for the River Ingrebourne.

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This section of river runs across two main roads but runs though mainly woodland and grazing land.

These sections of river form a large tributary of the Ingrebourne. Paines Brook is the section leaving the main Ingrebourne river and this runs into Carters Brook.

This sectrion of river follows the railway line with housing on the west and grazing on the east.

Fairly narrow, steep sided channel with meanders and occasional small bank collapses, these are creating shelves and berms within the channel which is a great feature. 

This is a natural section with shading, almost no instream vegetation, some nice marginal vegetation but generally coarse with frequent Himalayan Balsam.

This section of river runs through the Upminster Golf Course. Much of this stretch is highly vegetated.

Starting at Hacton lane, this is an urban section of river with evidence of invasive species being present.

This stretch of river runs past Suttons Parkway, multiple records of invasive species mean that there is a real need to tackle this problem in the Spring of 2015. Why not have a look at the proposed projects in this area.

A thin overgrown channel which runs though a SSSI.

Starting at Lamson Road Bridge, this section of river is a mixture of amenity grassland, old landfill and industrial sites. There is a range of issues that have been noted including trampling, invasive species and fly tipping.

This is the stretch of river which meets the Thames. From the Thames, it is mostly urban until you reach the end of this section where more trees and plant life were noted.

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