Restoring the health of our waterway from source to sea

Welcome to The Cleddau Project

The Cleddau is in crisis. Decades of pollution from sewage, agriculture, industry and other sources – as well as climate change – is severely compromising the health and habitats of the entire catchment ecosystem. Our river is failing, and we need to act now to save it from irreversible decline.

The Eastern and Western Cleddau Rivers unite at Picton Point to form the Daugleddau Estuary. Often referred to as Pembrokeshire’s hidden waterway, the estuary snakes some 16 miles south, picking up the Carew and Cresswell rivers on its way to meet the sea at St Anne’s Head.

The Cleddau Project aims to shine a spotlight on this beautiful, diverse and extensive waterway whose good health is so vitally important for nature and for the people of Pembrokeshire.

Working with local people, groups and organisations, The Cleddau Project wants to engender a deeper relationship with our river, encourage greater care for its waters and habitats, and build a sense of local ownership by developing and delivering positive, practical action on the ground.

The Cleddau Project aims to provide a coordinated, strategic approach to improving the Cleddau from source to sea, returning the tributaries, brooks, rivers and estuary to good health for the benefit of nature, the community and future generations.