The river Dour is just 7.5km long from its source to the sea, but is one of the UK's most important rivers for Brown Trout. Once the river was full of pollution from Dover's industries and few fish or other river creatures could survive. Today the river is a wildlife haven that passes right through the heart of the upstream villages and the town.

dour wildlife frieze Flag iris Little Egret Heron Marsh marigold coot Kingfisher Lamprey Moorhen European eel Damsel fly damselfly adult Damselfly juvenile Cased caddis fly Freshwater shrimp Mayfly nymph Water crowfoot Stone loach Mallard, male Water plantain Mallard, female Brown Trout, female Brown Trout, male Bullhead Brooklime Purple loosestrife Water mint