Coordinates: 51°10′01″N 1°08′02″W / 51.167°N 1.134°W / 51.167; -1.134 The Candover Brook is a 9.6 km (6.0 mi) chalk stream[1] in the English county of Hampshire. It is a tributary of the River Itchen, which it joins near the town of New Alresford. The stream rises from springs just to the south of the village of Preston Candover.[2]

It is one of the few rivers remaining in southern England that is home to the endangered native white-clawed crayfish.[1]

Candover Brook is part of the Itchen Valley Countryside Heritage Area, recognising the distinctive features and biological richness of this area.[3]


  1. ^ a b Stephanie Peay (2003). Monitoring the white-clawed crayfish Austropotamobius pallipes (PDF). English Nature. ISBN 1-85716-727-9. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2006-08-30. Retrieved 2006-08-03.
  2. ^ "History of Preston Candover and Nutley". Preston Candover and Nutley Parish Council. 2005-08-15. Archived from the original on 2006-09-29. Retrieved 2006-10-16.
  3. ^ Proposal for Itchen Valley Countryside Heritage Area Archived 2007-03-11 at the Wayback Machine - Hampshire County Council