The Teme is characterised by rolling hills and attractive valleys and covers an area just over 1,600km2. With sheep-grazed uplands of Wales in the west, it gives way to the softer, more fertile countryside of the English Midlands to the east. The river flows through the stunning Shropshire Hills and Malvern Hills National Landscapes. From its source in Felindre, north of Newtown, the Teme passes through Knighton, Ludlow, and Tenbury Wells and joins the river Severn in Worcester. Tributaries include the rivers Clun, Onny, Corve, Rea with larger brooks such as the Ledwyche, Kyre, Sapey, Leigh and Laughern.

The river Teme was designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) in 1996, because of the rare, precious plants and animals that live in the waters and riverbanks. A section of the river Clun has international importance as a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) due to an exceedingly rare population of freshwater pearl mussels.

Projects in Teme

Severn Woodlands – Ludlow

In progress

Woodlands for Water

In progress

Kyre Brook Natural Flood Management project

In progress

Unlocking the Severn – Knightsford Bridge


Blackminster Brook – Broadway

In progress

Blackminster Brook – Offenham

In progress

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