CONSERVATORS OF THE RIVER CAM
Welcome to the Official website for the Conservators of the River Cam
WE ARE THE STATUTORY NAVIGATION AUTHORITY FOR THE RIVER CAM FROM BOTTISHAM LOCK, WATERBEACH, TO THE MILL POND IN CAMBRIDGE
The Conservators' mission is to:
maintain the River Cam between the Mill Pond and Bottisham lock in a good and navigable condition
strike a balance between the needs of all the river users and riverside landowners and residents
manage the river in a manner sensitive to environmental interests.
Latest update for 2024/25 licensing season is available on this tab.
All boat & vessels used on the river Cam must hold a valid registration. Please refer to the Boat Registration page for 2023/24 application forms and further information.
The current licensing period is from the 1st of April 2023 up to the 31st of March 2024.
For information on our Byelaws and Legislative framework and for further information on the Conservancy, please refer to the About page.
For further useful information please refer to the below:
For wildlife & countryside information please refer to the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981: https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1981/69
Please visit the RSPB website for further information on how to report crimes against wild birds: https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/advice/how-to-report-crimes/
Please report environmental incidents to the Environment Agency 24 hour Incident hotline: 0800 80 7060