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Planting the right tree in the right place

Planting trees is good for the planet… or is it? Trees capture carbon, provide food and shelter for invertebrates, birds and mammals and can even help with natural flood management. So planting more trees must… continue reading

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Meltham, our story so far!

For the past 5 years we have been operating across the catchment of the River Holme and its tributaries. This means from the moors in the Peak District down in to Huddersfield and including Meltham…. continue reading

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Wild Trout Trust – Trout in the Town Award

We have been awarded a bronze level accreditation by the Wild Trout Trust. This has been awarded for the wide range of work that River Holme Connections has carried out in the Holme Valley to… continue reading

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Year in Industry Placement 2021 / 2022

River Holme Connections – Year in Industry Placement 2021/2022 Background From its source on the moorlands above Holme, West Yorkshire, the River Holme winds its way through the countryside and villages before reaching Huddersfield town… continue reading

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Ramsden Clough Walk (courtesy of Holmfirth Hikes)

Monkey Nick On the Ordnance Survey maps the big Clough which cuts deep into the moors above Ramsden Reservoir is called Ramsden Clough, but to locals it’s known as Monkey Nick. There’s a fading story… continue reading

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Celebrating 5-years

In November 2020, we celebrated our 5-year anniversary at River Holme Connections and took the opportunity to look back at everything the team and volunteers have achieved in that time. We put together a short… continue reading

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Can you think of a snappy name for our new mascot?

Whilst treating Japanese knotweed on the River Holme last week, Simon and Ella discovered a different type of invasive species… a blow-up crocodile marooned on a rock. We decided to take it home, clean it… continue reading

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Thongsbridge Wild Space

River Holme Connections is creating a new Wild Space at Thongsbridge Rec.   Thongsbridge Wild Space will create a destination to be around nature. It will be perfect for walking, picnicking, botany, bird watching, foraging… continue reading

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A fond farewell to Mike

Today, we sadly bid Professor Mike Bowman a fond farewell.  Mike was one of the founder member trustees of the charity in 2015 and he will be sorely missed! Mike’s message to everyone…”I will be… continue reading

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Enjoy a virtual wildflower walk

In July 2020, we were looking forward to a wildflower walk and walk along the beautiful meadows at Magdale, Honley, to be led by Peter and colleagues from South-West Yorkshire Botany Group.  Unfortunately, due to… continue reading