A section of the River Trent which flows through the centre of Stoke-onTrent, adjacent to the A52 Leek Road. The Causeley Brook also flows into the River Trent at the north-eastern area of this site. The River here is straightened and flows in a uniform shallow channel with very limited flow diversity, with the bed material almost uniformly consisting of impounded fine silt particles as demonstrated in MoRPH surveys.
Just before its confluence with the River Trent, the Causeley Brook flows through a short culvert with associated rock ramp. Also there is a small weir further downstream on the River Trent, adjacent to the football pitches. Both of these features currently present a blockage for fish passage and are limiting factors in terms of diversity.
Patches of Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia japonica) are present at a couple of locations on this stretch.