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 Pit 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.

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT ALL VESSELS ON THE RIVER, INCLUDING PADDLEBOARDS  & CANOES MUST BE REGISTERED AND THIS INCLUDES CLEAR IDENTIFICATION AND INSURANCE.
PLEASE SEE THE BOAT REGISTRATION TAB FOR MORE DETAILS.


 

Update on river weed & water levels

FOR INFORMATION ON OUR BYELAWS AND LEGISLATIVE FRAMEWORK, AND FURTHER INFORMATION ON THE CONSERVANCY, PLEASE SEE THE ABOUT TAB.

For further useful information please refer to the below:

For wildlife & countryside information please refer to the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981https://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/ 

If it is on-going/urgent consider calling 999 if you need an immediate police response.

Please report environmental incidents to the Environment Agency 24 hour Incident hotline: 0800 80 7060