The River Wye & Hughenden Stream


The River Wye is one of a number of important chalk streams in the Chilterns. The source of the River Wye is Cockshot Farm to the north-west of West
Hughenden Stream
Chiltern Chalk Stream Project
The Wye
Roger Wilding
Wycombe although following heavy rains it has been seen to rise beyond Radnage. It then flows for around 16 km (10.5 miles) through High Wycombe, Wycombe Marsh, Loudwater, Wooburn and Bourne End, where it joins the River Thames near Cookham Lock. The Hughenden Stream rises from springs in the Hughenden Valley and flows 3.5 km (2.2 miles) through Hughenden Park to join the Wye in the centre of High Wycombe.

High Wycombe takes part of its name from the river, which now runs mostly underground through the town. Pann Mill watermill, at the eastern end of Wycombe, is the last remaining watermill on the River Wye.

Stakeholder Meeting

A Stakeholder meeting was held on Tuesday 5th February 2013. A large number of local stakeholders were invited and we are very grateful to the following organisations in being represented, some sending more than one delegate, and making very valuable contributions to the discussions for improvement to the watercourses.

This is an ongoing project feeding into the Environment Agency's River Basin Management Plans for the second cycle of the Water Framework Directive that started in 2015.

Attending Stakeholders

Affinity Water
Bradenham Parish Council
Chilterns Conservation Board
Chiltern Society
Chilterns & West Wycombe National Trust
CPRE Bucks
Dialogue by Design
Environment Agency
Ewelme Parish Council
High Wycombe Society & Pann Mill Group
Hughenden National Trust
Hughenden Valley Residents Association
Revive the Wye
River Thames Society
Wycombe District Council
Wycombe Environment Centre