Water

By harnessing the power of water and also being careful what we use, the places we find special can stay beautiful for longer

Gardener using harvested rainwater in the greenhouse at Nymans, West Sussex
Llyn Serw with yellow lilies on the Migneint, Snowdonia

Working towards a cleaner, healthier catchment  

Find out how are we working towards creating bigger, better more joined up habitats in the Upper Conwy, that benefit people and wildlife.

At our places...

A view down the Greenburn valley looking south east

Greenburn Hydro Project 

Providing energy from water since the 15th century, the once industrial Greenburn valley in Little Langdale is now home to the Lake District's newest hydroelectric project. Discover the site's Stone Age history and find out how it will provide green energy for years to come.

Inside the hydro turbine building on the Castle Drogo estate

Castle Drogo's hydro turbine 

A hundred years after the story first began, Castle Drogo's hydro turbine has once again roared back to life. Fed by the River Teign, the expertly restored kit now produces enough green energy to power Drogo's visitor centre.

Low water taps at Sheringham Park, Norfolk

Waste less water 

Our top water-saving tips will help you save on water use and energy bills.

  • The average person in the UK uses 150 litres of water a day
  • A toilet 'hippo' can save 1,460 litres in a year
  • Fixing a dripping tap can save 95 litres every day