Essex Rivers Hub

A meandering stretch of river that is in good condition overall but shows signs of having been straightened in places. This stretch shows signs of being impacted by run off from adjoining land in parts.

The area (land use)

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

No livestock were recorded.

Channel characteristics

The river channel consists of mainly , 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/shallow some undercutting,.

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.


Mammal runs and evidence of Kingfishers were seen throughout.

Additional comments

A slightly deeper section of river than elsewhere, with occasional areas of erosion along the bank.

One short stretch of the river adjacent to a private garden was inaccessible for surveying.


River Pant, Millfield Plantation


River Pant

Date completed


Upstream Grid ref


Downstream Grid ref


Website key stakeholders:

Environment Agency logo      Essex Wildlife Trust logo           

Design by LTD Design Consultants and build by Garganey Consulting based on an original concept by Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust