Desborough Park river improvements

Desborough Park river improvements

 Welcome to the Revive the Wye Website

The River Wye is special for many reasons that are briefly described on this website. It is one of only a few rare chalk stream habitats in the South Buckinghamshire Chilterns. For many centuries the Wye has also been the main natural artery through Wycombe District and High Wycombe town, providing the foundation for the area’s economic and social development. It has a fascinating history. 

All rivers need people to protect and care for them. That’s the challenge taken on by Revive the Wye.

To see the latest news from Revive the Wye please go to  News

Discover the Wye

Follow the course of the Wye from its source in the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to the Thames. See the beauty of its natural landscape and the contrasts as it weaves through High Wycombe. More

What is Revive the Wye ?

Revive the Wye is a community initiative. It aims to protect and improve the natural environment of the River Wye and to make it a special place that people can enjoy and in which wildlife can flourish. More

Chalk streams are special

85% of the World’s 200 chalk streams are found in England. Learn why Chalk Streams are so special and why the work that Revive the Wye is doing is so important to improving the Wye’s Ecological Status. More

Get Involved

Volunteering is the life blood of Revive the Wye. Whether you are working in waders in the river, helping school children to learn about it or involved in a range of support activities, it can be fun and rewarding. More

A historical snapshot

The Water Power of the River Wye has left the area a fascinating legacy of parklands, industrial mills used  for grinding corn into flour and then for papermaking, and of rioting mill workers. More

Towards Our Vision

Look at Our Vision – what we want to achieve over the next 20 years If you have been inspired by what we are doing, think how you can Support Us – or just send us a message.  More

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