Catchment area 9.9km2, length 5.3km. Not designated artificial or heavily modified.


Waterbody description

This small waterbody begins up at The Coxwells, flowing through arable fields towards Coleshill where it joins the River Cole at Bower Bridge. These upper sections of the Ditch are on sandstone/mudstone formations flowing onto Oxford clay in the lower reaches.


Land use and designations

Mixed arable and livestock farming.


Flora and Fauna


Conclusions and issues


Water Framework Directive

WFD 2016 overall classified as Moderate, failing for phosphate levels possibly from Agriculture.


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