The Thames has been dramatically altered over many years as human habitation has spread, however wildlife has found niches in which to flourish and with Rivers Trusts in the Thames River Basin working on many levels to improve the catchment there is much to be positive about. There are a variety of habitats along the Thames and its tributaries – riverbank, tree lines, wet woodland, ponds, grazed water meadows, hedgerows, scrub, wetlands and open parkland. All provide homes for a wealth of animals and plants. Many stretches of ours rivers are surprisingly accessible and much wildlife can be observed and enjoyed.
We have co-funded the guide book Exploring the Thames Wilderness with The River Thames Society to help you enjoy the most interesting stretches of the river.