What we’ve been doing

The River Foss Society has always kept busy with a packed calendar of walks, visits, litter picks and canal boat trips, and you can see more about these in our newsletter.

During lockdown, we’ve continued to measure the water quality at several different points along the river, as well as keeping breast of events in general. Never have the paths along the river been so busy, there are even “dual carriageway” in places to allow people to pass each other safely! We’ve had a plethora of reports of various sightings along the river, sadly none of water voles and only a few of otters – mink on the other hand seem to be increasing in number.

Kingfishers continue to delight us all, and have been seen from Yearsley baths upstream.



Why not join and enjoy the River Foss?

Come for a daytime or evening walk. Help with litter picks, weed management and other activities. ‘Adopt’ and monitor a short stretch of the Foss. As a member, you will enjoy the many varied activities we run.


Let's Keep the River Flowing