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Bristol Avon

Catchment Partnership

We have recently published the Bristol Avon Fish Recovery Strategy. Read it here:



The River Avon, also known as the Bristol Avon, spans 75 miles through the south-west of England. The catchment has an approximate population of 1.5 million people. The river rises in South Gloucestershire on the southern edge of the Cotswold hills, flowing east through Wiltshire and then eventually draining through the West of England into the Severn Estuary via Avonmouth.

The River Avon passes through many notable Wiltshire towns, including Malmesbury, Chippenham, Melksham, Trowbridge and Bradford-on-Avon before the river passes through Bath, Keynsham and Bristol in the lower reaches.

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