Catchment area 34.3km2, length 11.5km. Not designated artificial or heavily modified.


Waterbody description

The waterbody is fed by the Vale of White Chalk catchment to the south, and it flows down into western Wroughton towards Mannington and Bridgemead in Swindon. It passes the residential areas of Kingshill, Even Swindon, Westmead and Rivermead, before joining the River Ray at Lydiard Brook. The stream flows directly past the Swindon Sewage Treatment Works at Blagrove, before feeding into Swindon Lagoons – a Wiltshire Wildlife Trust wetland consisting of 15 lagoons, reed beds, grassland and marshland (

The river is mostly on clay formations (with Alluvium superficial deposits)


Land use and designations


Flora and Fauna


Conclusions and issues


Water Framework Directive


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