Our work in Fishpool Valley

Thanks to funds raised by our supporters, we're able to embark on an ambitious project to restore the 'Picturesque' Fishpool Valley and carry out vital conservation work.

The old pump house in Fishpool Valley at Croft Castle in Herefordshire

An introduction to the Fishpool Valley project 

Discover how we're planning to restore the 'Picturesque' Fishpool Valley and reveal its late eighteenth century origins.

The purpose built bird hide at Fishpool Valley, Herefordshire

Fishpool Valley restoration project 

Keep up to date with our project to restore the 'Picturesque' Fishpool Valley.

An artist's impression of Fishpool Valley, post-restoration

Our vision for the valley 

Discover how Fishpool Valley could look, post-restoration, with our inspiring set of artist's visuals.

Two members of staff at Croft Castle look out over the dam works in Fishpool Valley

Repairing the dams and spillways 

Thanks to funds raised by our supporters, we're able to protect the medieval dams in Fishpool Valley from further degeneration with vital repair work.

Colin Richards of CJR Heritage Services at the Gothic Pumphouse in Fishpool Valley

Restoring the historic structures 

Discover how we're protecting and conserving four historic structures within Fishpool Valley; an icehouse, limekiln, grotto and pumphouse.

A group of volunteers talk to archaeologists about the Fishpool Valley Project

Archaeology in the valley  

Find out how the Fishpool Valley archaeological team are discovering more about the landscape.

Our team of dedicated archaeology volunteers working away in Fishpool Valley

Archaeological discoveries 

Discover what has been unearthed in Fishpool Valley.

A key view looking down at the limekiln in Fishpool Valley at Croft Castle in Herefordshire

Opening up lost views 

Find out how we're opening up lost key views throughout Fishpool Valley.

Serotine bat (Eptesicus serotinus) flying at night at Croft Castle in Herefordshire

Wildlife in the valley 

Find out about the many different species living in the valley and how we're caring for them during the course of the restoration project.