The Enborne is a fast-flowing river, quite different in character to the rest of the catchment.
It rises south-east of Inkpen and flows east toward the A34, continuing to join the River Kennet at Aldermaston. Ecchinswell Brook, Earlstone Stream, Burghclere Brook,Kingsclere Brook and Baghurst Brook all flow into the River Enbourne along its course.
The Enbourne is currently failing to meet ‘good ecological status’ because of low fish populations. It’s known that there are a number of barriers to fish migration, as well as problems with bank erosion, and detailed walkover surveys have been done to identify specific problems and address them.