Catchment area 1,559 ha, length 6.8km. Not designated artificial or heavily modified.


Waterbody description

The Book arises at Bishopstone gathering water from the steep hills of the Wanboroughs and Hinton Parva to the west. The river slowly winds north west through agricultural fields towards the A420 where it joins the River Cole at Acorn Bridge.

The Lenta Brook crosses a band of mudstone known as the Gault Formation, before reaching the clay of East Swindon.


Land use and designations


Flora and Fauna


Conclusions and issues


Water Framework Directive

WFD 2016 overall classified this waterbody as Poor, with the river having poor biological quality elements.


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