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River Kennet SSSI

River Kennet SSSI

The River Kennet is interlinked with the Kennet and Avon Canal. The River was historically managed for trout, but has many areas of associated marshy grasslands, wet woodland and reed beds.

The River Kennet is species-rich and diverse, containing a range of species from stream water-crowfoot, to horned pondweed, common club-rush,, river water-crowfoot and River water dropwort. The site is also host to an abundance of aquatic invertebrates including mayflies, damselflies, craneflies and caddis flies, along with a variety of birds such as kingfisher, grey wagtail, mute swan and little grebe.

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