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.
FOR INFORMATION ON OUR BYELAWS AND LEGISLATIVE FRAMEWORK, AND FURTHER INFORMATION ON THE CONSERVANCY, PLEASE SEE THE ABOUT TAB.
Due to Tree Works taking place along the towpath (Halingway) between Chesterton to Grassy Corner this autumn/winter, 2022/23, disruption may be experienced by users due to temporary closures necessary to protect members of the public using the pathway. Please refer to the diary for further information.
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