Navigation

The waterways we look after are no longer considered lost rivers, obstructions have been removed and is now fully navigable by craft with care. We seek to further improve the waterway by expanding, dredging, repairing the lock gates located on the upper Darent and provide a range of facilities to support the boating community including the facilitation of not-for-profit residential and recreational mooring.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Habitat

Habitat and Wildlife - We seek to create further sustainable habits increasing biodiversity and conserve the important habitats and wildlife found in and around the nearby marshes. We already have removed large quantities of plastic with regular litter picks both on land and water.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Heritage

Both towns of Dartford and Crayford have a strong historic connection with the water which was served via the existence of Dartford and Crayford Creek. We seek to document, unearth or otherwise restore features found along the waterway. We are also in the process of restoring Historic vessels which would have served the waterway during their most active period such as the one hundred year old original Thames Sailing Barge Decima.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Recreation

 

We seek to restore local footpaths, the slipway in Nelson’s Row and provide recreational facilities for the general public to enjoy the scenery and be a place that is seen as desirable. We hope the creek will be a pleasant and scenic place to walk and cycle.