Hardcastle Crags – our most successful Project to date!

Hardcastle Crags, our local National Trust site, is the home of Slow The Flow’s most successful project on the ground to date, with 250+ woody leaky dams built, and counting! Since November 2016, our volunteers have been working with the incredible team of rangers and land managers at The National Trust, The Environment Agency, Calderdale Council, Nathan the working horse, and many others, to build leaky woody dams across streams with …

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Annual General Meeting and Film Showing of “High Water Common Ground” – 12th April

The Annual General Meeting and film showing of “High Water Common Ground” on Thursday 12th April at 7.00pm at The Waterfront Hall, Hebden Bridge Town Hall, Hebden Bridge. Directions here. On Thursday 12th April, Slow The Flow: Calderdale will be holding its first public meeting of 2018 which will consist of its AGM followed by …

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End of 2017 update

After nearly a year working with The National Trust at Hardcastle Crags, we have now built 117 leaky woody dams using over 100 volunteers. Our volunteers have worked incredibly hard in 2017 and we simply would not have achieved what we have without all this incredible help. A massive Thank you if you have helped …

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Results of research conducted on Plate Weirs installed in brooks on the Hebden Water catchment

Results of research conducted on Plate Weirs installed in brooks on the Hebden Water catchment – By Stuart Bradshaw from Slow The Flow Management Team. In January 2016 I wrote a blog and published it on LinkedIn entitled “Pound for pound could this simple weir save our uplands from future flooding”, https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/pound-could-simple-weir-save-our-uplands-from-future-stuart-bradshaw, this pre-dates my …

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Helping Ourselves (Part 2); The importance of river surveys and a pilot project for Hardcastle Crags

Slow The Flow have applied via Source Partnership for a grant from the Environment Agency to install small structures at up to sixty identified sites in watercourses in Hardcastle Crags. Our engineers have been out looking at the rivers and the surrounding banks to determine the best places to install interventions in the Crags, National Trust …

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