Diglis Island and Fish Pass tours, Worcester

Visit Diglis lock island and then walk around to the new Diglis fish pass, descend below the level of the River Severn and you might see some wild fish swimming through the pass. The tour is free and lasts approximately 90 minutes.

Event details

20 June 2022 to 19 August 2022

9:30am - 6:00pm


Diglis Island

Diglis Dock Road

Your visit starts on Diglis lock island in the middle of the River Severn, accessed via crossing the lock gates. Here you will visit the renovated Victorian workshop and find out about the history of this man-made island. We will explain how a rare species of fish – the twaite shad – was impacted when the weirs were built on the River Severn in the 1840’s including Diglis weir and lock island.

You will learn how we are finally restoring access to their historic spawning grounds, and improving connectivity for all fish on the river, via building innovative fish passes.

This tour lasts approximately 90 minutes in total and includes a 10 to 15 minute walk along the riverside path to our new Diglis fish pass – the biggest of its kind in England and Wales. You will have the chance to descend down beneath the surface of the river into our unique underwater viewing gallery and you may be lucky to spot some wild fish swimming through the pass!

These events happen on selected dates. To book your tickets, please visit the Unlocking the Severn website.

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