Useful Links

Environment Agency Hotline

For pollution incidents call 0800 80 70 60

Affinity Water

The water company which serves our local area. Use their website to report a water leak or check the state of our local water resources.

Dacorum Environmental Forum Water Group

The forum water group covers the rivers Ver, Gade and Bulbourne.

Countryside Management Services

The Countryside Management Service works throughout Hertfordshire to enable local communities to enjoy, care for and enhance their local environment. Walking and cycling page details, “Health Walks” and other events/routes.

Herts Bird Club

This site gives daily information of birds seen in Hertfordshire including where they have been seen -often includes sightings in the Ver Valley.

Herts Geology Society

This site gives information and news about the events and meetings. Also links to other geology sites.

Redbournbury Watermill

Working water mill on the Ver between Redbourn and St. Albans selling bread made from flour milled on site. Check for opening times.

Chiltern Society

Monitors the state and health of rivers in the Chilterns and organises events/walks.

Chilterns Conservation Board

The agency that looks after this unique area of Southern England. Check out the Chalk Stream pages.

Ernest Leahy

Wildlife and landscape artist, who has painted many Ver Valley scenes and birds over the years.

Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust

The trust works to protect wildlife across Hertfordshire and Middlesex.

Rivers Down The Drain

A short film written and presented by Charlie Bell of Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust. Rivers are drying and wildlife is dying. Dry winters and abstraction are causing our precious chalk streams to die of thirst. Find out about the threats facing our rivers, and what you can do to help. Popcorn is optional as this film only lasts about 8 minutes, but sums up the problems facing chalk streams brilliantly.

Watercress Wildlife Association

They look after the former water cress beds alongside the Ver just south of St. Albans.


The Roman City of Verulamium along the Ver.

Verulam Angling Club

St. Albans Verulam Angling Club.

Ver Valley Society