Catchment area 3.2km2, length 3.2km. Not designated artificial or heavily modified.


Waterbody description

WFD 2016 overall classified as Moderate due to failing for Ammonia and Phosphate from probable sewage discharge (point source). The catchment collects water from the residential areas of north Highworth, running north through arable field to join the Bydemill Brook at Upper Inglesham. This ditch makes up a proportion of the physical border between Oxfordshire and Wiltshire. The geology is all Oxford clay formation for its entire length.

Land use and designations


Flora and Fauna


Conclusions and issues


Water Framework Directive


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