Blooming Marvellous Volunteers

The Blackwater Valley Path has had a good tidy in Hollybush, thanks to twelve keen volunteers from the Blooming Marvellous Gardening Group in Rushmoor. The group set to work cutting back the encroaching shrubbery, and did a sterling job shovelling off turf along the sides. This tough task made a real difference since in places their was only a 2ft wide strip of tarmac visible. The group have scraped 80m of path back to 8ft wide, which has really improved the access for visitors. A great big thank you to all the Blooming Marvellous volunteers, Hazel and Suzie.

Ranger Stuart


About blackwatervalleycountryside

The Blackwater Valley is located on the borders of Hampshire, Surrey and Berkshire and runs for approximately 30km from the source near Aldershot, northwards to Swallowfield. At its confluence it joins the rivers Whitewater and Loddon. The Loddon eventually flows into the River Thames near Reading. Work in the Blackwater Valley is co-ordinated by the Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership on behalf of the local authorities that border the Valley. Despite being surrounded by urban development the Valley provides an important green corridor for local residents As well as the Blackwater Valley Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a small part of the Basingstoke Canal SSSI, three nature reserves within the Valley catchment and many other areas have been recognised for their ecological importance. The local planning authorities covering the Valley have designated 31 other areas as ‘Wildlife Sites’.
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