The Urbantrout Diaries: Discovering the Dour

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A few weeks ago the South East Rivers Trust team (with Urbantrout editor specially embedded) took a tour of Dover to find out more about another urban chalkstream, the Dour.

Around this little river’s neatly ponded headwaters, manicured public parks now take the place of mill-owners’ private grounds: from here, its chalky, gravelly gradient quickly drops away into a busy sequence of ancient milling sites, burrowing between back gardens until it disappears completely under car parks and shopping centres, and finally trickles through a concrete underpass into Dover harbour.

Documenting our journey of urban exploration, the third episode of The Urbantrout Diaries is now live on Click here to read the full report!

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