Wade up a Welsh river in search of wildlife

25th July 2016
Fish-eye view of Gavenny River

Fergus Collins heads in search of aquatic adventures on his local river in Monmouthshire

Produced by Jack Fletcher


The River Gavenny runs for just 15 kilometres from its source in the Black Mountains until it joins the River Usk at Abergavenny. But in its short life, it has a wealth of wildlife but also a host of problems that threaten its long-term health. 

Countryfile Magazine editor Fergus Collins joins local conservationists on an expedition through the town of Abergavenny to get a fish's eye view of some of the problems the little river faces – as well as encountering some of its wildlife. 

With thanks to Tony Konieczny of the Abergavenny Civic Society and Fen Turner of Natural Resources Wales.