Brede and Tillingham Operational Catchment

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    The Brede and Tillingham operational catchment is mostly rural and lies within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is characterised by upland streams in steep wooded valleys and managed lowland marshes. The mosaic of ditches and grazing marsh in the valley are of good wildlife value and include some uncommon plant species. There are several historic sites within the operational catchment and Winchelsea bathing beach attracts many visitors in the summer months. There are a number of protected areas within the operational catchment, including SSSIs, drinking water protected areas and nitrate vulnerability zones.

    River Brede