The Chalgrove Brook: Rescuing a Chalk Stream

River Thame Conservation Trust are proud to present The Chalgrove Brook: Rescuing a Chalk Stream. This award-winning short documentary film was created by local photographer & filmmaker Nicola Schafer in collaboration with Watlington Climate Action Group.

The Chalgrove Brook is a film about one of the rare chalk streams within the Thame catchment, which rises in the hills above Watlington and flows through Cuxham to Chalgrove and Stadhamption, to Chiselhampton where it joins the River Thame.

The stream is a precious habitat for wildlife, and is also historically important, playing a vital part in the development of the settlements along its length. But the stream is under threat from all sides. Find out what communities along the stream have been doing to help restore and protect it by watching the film below.

Protecting and restoring our rare and invaluable chalk streams is one our key activities. Find out what else we’ve been doing in and around the Chalgrove Brook below:

Thank you to those who made this project possible…


Oxfordshire County Council

Doris Field Trust

Cobb Charity

HDH Wills Charitable Trust

Magic Little Grants

Watlington Parish Council


Watlington Climate Action Group

With support from many organisations, especially:

Icknield Community College

Watlington Environment Group
(who both contributed extensively to the content of the film)

And also including:

Wild Trout Trust
Chilterns Society
Freshwater Habitats Trust
Wild Oxfordshire
Chilterns Conservation Board
(who supported the project and provided additional imagery and footage)