Virtual Tour of Lewisham’s Rivers

There are a lot of wonderful volunteers out there who help keep our rivers clean, from the Friends of the River Pool to Nature’s Gym to Thames21. Part of the reason our rivers are so lovely, is down to this dedicated bunch of people. This is usually the time of year when we, along with a number of partners, would be great ready for the the 3 Rivers Clean Up. Unfortunately, with the way things are currently, we are not sure if this will be able to go ahead. This is a great shame because not only is it great fun, it is a lovely way to meet people and also get to see parts of the Borough you may not know about and experience from a new angle.  Thankfully, local resident and very active volunteer Lawrence is here to help. On his blog Mental Mapping he has created a ‘virtual tour’ of Lewisham’s Rivers.

Waiting to get in

The tour takes in the rivers Ravensbourne, Quaggy and Pool along with their associated tributaries. You will get an idea of the flora and geomorphology along the rivers along with the type of great work the volunteers do. 

Catchment Map

If you are keen to get involved in volunteering along the rivers, keep an eye out on the following blogs, where we will post updates information about events you’ll be able to take part in – hopefully in the not too distance future!

Rivers and People
3 Rivers Clean Up
Nature’s Gym
Thames 21
Friends of River Pool

River Resources

Welcome to the Rivers & People Web Resource for teachers, students and individuals interested in finding out more about some of the activities the project has been involved in.

Click on the tabs above to browse through the subject areas and please feel free to download and / or print any of the resources on offer.  However, if you do use any, all we ask is that you email us to let us know how you got on with them and to leave any comments/feedback/improvements/suggestions!

Lesson in Ladywell Fields
Lesson in Ladywell Fields

Additional river-related resources and equipment are available to borrow from Lewisham Council. Please contact us.

River Volunteering

Take part in our river volunteering sessions
Take part in our river volunteering sessions

We also have a number of river related volunteering opportunities.  We are keen to get people involved in their local rivers and help us maintain them through bankside management and litter picks.  We tend to work in  4 parks; Brookmill Park, Chinbrook Meadows, Cornmill Gardens and Ladywell Fields.  If you would like to get involved, please visit the River Volunteering tab where you will find all the information you need.