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You don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone

You don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone

It might sound a bit dramatic, after all fishing has only been put on hold during “lockdown”, it hasn’t gone!!!! Lockdown has made a lot of people think about what is important in life and re-evaluate things. For me it has just emphasised the benefits you get...
Nature Photography and Mental Health

Nature Photography and Mental Health

We’ve been taking submissions for our Resilient Rivers Photography Exhibition throughout May, and seeing as it’s Mental Health Awareness Week I thought I’d take a look at some of the benefits photography (and nature photography in particular) can bring to people’s...
Lockdown on the Lyne

Lockdown on the Lyne

Lockdown has been a period filled with highs and lows.  For many of us it has brought uncertainty, change and interruption to our comfortable and comforting routines.  Interestingly for our project, lockdown has also corresponded with the end of the RiverLife...
Resilient Rivers Photography Competition

Resilient Rivers Photography Competition

Diana Toncheva   The RiverLife team, like almost everyone else, have recently gone through some changes to the way that we are working. Social distancing has meant that the usual myriad of public events, school programmes and volunteer activities that we would...
Revisiting Home Water

Revisiting Home Water

I guess like everyone else this lockdown, working from home, self-isolating pandemic that we currently find ourselves operating under has left a bit more time for reflection and reminiscing. For the first 5 years of my life I lived within 30 foot (old measure) of the...
Considerate forager thoughts

Considerate forager thoughts

Where I live on the river Esk system (where I’m confined to during the 2020 Covid-19 lock-down) then I have been taking my daily exercise along the local rivers. Sometimes walking along the river, as the water is so low now, much to the surprise of some of the cows in...