Latest Projects at Stonebridge

The Wetland 

Wetland dug March 2015     Wetland during construction
wetland project during construction - spring 2015

Completed wetland september 2015
completed Wetland September 2015


-       To create a new habitat rich in biodiversity

-       To filter road surface runoff pollution that was directly entering the river

-       To improve access for all

-       To create an educational resource for informal use and for educational outreach sessions with local
        organisations and groups run by ARK

Dragonfly on wetland  
 Broad bodied Chaser on the Wetland                        Pond dipping with local Beaver group

Wetland boardwalk
New recycled non slip plastic boardwalk and pond dipping platform built, enabling year round access for wheelchairs, mobility scooters and pushchairs to enter the meadow with ease. 

Creating a Hedge for Wildlife 

Since March 2014, ARK has run community planting days in the spring and autumn to create a hedge to surround the conservation grazing area.

We have so far been awarded 1,680 trees by The Woodland Trust.


Monitoring wildlife at stonebridgeA wide variety of surveying, monitoring and recording is carried out at the reserve, much of it by trained volunteers and County Recorders who often have many years’ experience. Not only does this enable us to manage the reserve appropriately by knowing what is living at and passing through the habitats present, we can also contribute information on species to national databases.

Monitoring Water Voles
Monitoring Water Voles at Stonebridge. 

Outreach & Engagement

Stonebridge Wild River Reserve is open to the public all year round and can be explored and enjoyed independently, however we do run a wide range of free public events including Bat Walk & Talks, Wildlife Walks, Moth Nights, Bioblitz Days, Hedge Planting Days and Seed Scattering Afternoons . Have a look at our forthcoming events

Ecology workshopBat walk and talk


Seed scattering at Stonebridge

Much of the work undertaken at Stonebridge is by our wonderful volunteers, click here if you would like to find out more.

planting water crowfoot - ARK volunteers

IB Students at Stonebridge
Tour and Explore session with Beavers on the Kennet

We run outdoor educational sessions at Stonebridge for schools, organisations and other groups. Sessions can be tailored to age, ability and time.

Contact for more information