Archive for the tag 'Disley and New Mills'

Urban river restoration: Tree kickers on the Goyt

Way back in November 2010 when we explored Stockport’s River Goyt for Trout in Dirty Places (and interviewed local river restorationist Andrew Parker and other officials of the Disley & New Mills Angling Club), one of the most fascinating angles on this river’s recovery story was the structures called tree kickers installed in the channel. Securely […]

Wood and water: LWD on the BBC

Woody debris on the radio… who knew the tools of river restoration geekdom could get so publicly funky?    Following Good Friday’s post-industrial fly-fishing extravaganza on the Wandle, another programme took to the airwaves yesterday morning: this time exploring the role of large and coarse woody debris in renaturalising river systems both rural and urban.  Clearly, as Angela […]