The River Wandle – one of the UKs ‘most improved’ Rivers

The River Wandle which runs through the heart of Colliers Wood now “the healthiest for over 20 years”. Officially declared a sewer in the 1960s the Wandle has been transformed. With help from Defra’s £110m funding extensive work has been done by the Environment Agency, water companies and landowners, and we’re now seeing fish and mammals, including salmon and otters, thriving once more. Visitors to Merton Abbey Mills will often see Anglers at weekends.

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