Essex Rivers Hub

A shallow, meandering stretch of river with natural features such as riffles and silt bars throughout. Grazing pasture adjacent to the watercourse gives way to arable land further across the valley.

The area (land use)

The dominant land use for this stretch of river is pasture.

No livestock were recorded.

Channel characteristics

The river channel consists of mainly silt, and riffles are Array.

At the time of recording the flow of water was Array and the channel was Array wide and Array in depth.

For most of this stretch the channel profile is steep/undercut.

Bankside trees were Array, marginal plants and in-channel plants are Array. Woody debris was noted to be Array.


The channel has been straightened and man-made enhancements are Array along this stretch of river.

Field drains were recorded as Array and barriers / culverts are Array.


Areas of trampling / poaching were Array and areas of erosion were Array at the time of the survey.


Brown Hare, Kingfisher, Buzzard, Green Woodpecker, and a variety of waterfowl were seen during the walkover surveys.

Additional comments

This section has been artificially straightened in places and bankside erosion may be an issue in some areas.

Collapsed bank of the River Pant near Sculpins Bridge


River Pant

Date completed


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