Why The Shaftesbury Area Chalk Streams Are As Important As The Rainforest

The chalk rivers of the Shaftesbury area are considered a ‘rarer habitat than in the rainforest’.

And on Monday, a talk by watercourse expert Matt Irvine of the Wessex Rivers Trust will explain why the River Ebble, which rises from a spring at Berwick St John, is so important. Matt explains why the waters of the seasonal stream through the village are so clear.

Start of the River Ebble in Berwick St John

You can book Matt’s Cranborne Chase AONB talk, here.