The River Evenlode rises out of the limestone that underlies the Cotswolds, flowing south-east towards the clay vales of the River Thames. The catchment contains 16 river water bodies including the Evenlode, and major tributaries the Glyme and Dorn. The landscape in this catchment is some of the finest in the county, forming part of the Cotswolds AONB, the remains of the ancient Royal Hunting forest of Wychwood and the World Heritage Site of Blenheim Palace. There are many historic market towns such as Chipping Norton, Moreton-in-Marsh and Woodstock. Habitats include oak-ash woodland, limestone grasslands, lowland meadows and fen, which support a wide range of wildlife. Priority species present in the catchment include remnant populations of our nationally endangered native crayfish, water voles and rare plant species including fen violet and downy woundwort.
The Catchment Based Approach website has a wealth of knowledge about the Evenlode Catchment.
Natural Capital Assessment
Dive in to the data and information gathered for the Evenlode Catchment Natural Capital Assessment.
Evenlode Catchment Plan
To achieve our aims we have developed a long-term plan for the Evenlode catchment.
Water Quality Statement
The ECP has released a Water Quality position statement in light of pollution incidents affecting the catchment.