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

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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.