Soar

The River Soar catchment lies in the East Midlands. The River Soar is the main river in Leicestershire and flows through the heart of Leicester as well as several smaller market towns. The largest tributaries of the Soar are the River Sence which joins the Soar south of Leicester and the River Wreake which flows from Melton Mowbray joining the Soar to the north of Leicester. The catchment is largely rural, supporting a productive agricultural community. To its west lies Charnwood Forest, important for its geological, landscape and historical interests as well as being popular recreation spot with visitors. Much of the main River Soar is managed for navigation. The Soar combines with the Grand Union Canal for some of its length through Leicestershire creating a link between the Grand Union Canal from London to the River Trent.

The catchment is managed by the Soar Catchment Partnership, hosted by Trent Rivers Trust. There is more information on the Trent Rivers Trust website.

Workshops

Soar Catchment Partnership 2-day workshop
2-3 July, Leicester

Read the workshop report.

Mapping the Evidence
13 October, Leicester

Read the workshop report.

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The river Soar at Abbey Park, Leicester city.
The river Soar at Abbey Park, Leicester city.
© Jiri Rezac 2015
Urban housing development near the river Soar at Leicester city.
Urban housing development near the river Soar at Leicester city.
© Jiri Rezac 2015
Volunteers in a bellboat clear rubbish from the river Soar at Leicester city.
Volunteers in a bellboat clear rubbish from the river Soar at Leicester city.
© Jiri Rezac 2015
Deer at the river Soar at Bradgate Park in Leicestershire.
Deer at the river Soar at Bradgate Park in Leicestershire.
© Jiri Rezac 2015