About The River Stour
In total the River Stour is 47 miles long, our portion is roughly 400m in length, part of this length is the loop that creates Pitmire Island.
"Rocking reeds on the River Stour"
Banks of reeds such as this one can alter the course of a river, diverting the flow and eroding new watercourses. Later in the year they will form dense cover for water birds and other river life.
At the foot of Stour Cliff and up to the banks of the river itself, a naturally fertile plain has been created by flood deposits. Here water loving willows are the best crop as most other plants would struggle with the flood-cycle.