Improving the River Waveney for people and wildlife

River Waveney Trust

The River Waveney forms the county boundary between Norfolk and Suffolk and flows from its source at Redgrave to the sea at Great Yarmouth. It is a classic lowland river, slow flowing and meandering until it becomes tidal as part of the Southern Broads. Joining the River Yare, the Waveney becomes Breydon Water and forms a magnificent estuarine landscape before flowing the final length to the North Sea. 

The River Waveney Trust was formed in 2012 with a vision to ensure that the waters, habitats and catchment of the river are healthy for wildlife and people. We aim to achieve this by working collaboratively on a range of projects which will protect, enhance and promote the river and its catchment. We are proud members of the national umbrella organisation for river charities in the UK and Ireland - The Rivers Trust.

Discover more about us and our work.

View our interactive catchment map to find out more about the river and its issues.


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We do not currently have any staff or trustee vacancies, but please contact us if you are interested in volunteering with us, and watch this space for upcoming opportunities!