Podcast: Saving Britain’s most beautiful river

The Peak District's River Dove has been blighted by dozens of artificial weirs. Andrew Griffiths talks to local people about what can be done to bring the sparkle back to this famous trout stream

Stony footpath beside the river Dove in Wolfscote Dale on a sunny summers day. Alder trees along the bank are reflected in the water.

Dozens of weirs have been built on the beautiful River Dove – which have marred its natural beauty and made it less appealing for wildlife. But getting rid of them isn’t a simple task as Andrew Griffiths discovers in this podcast

Tranquil river scene on the River Dove
Tranquil river scene on the River Dove – with on of the ‘offending’ weirs. Getty Images