Walk the Path 2014 – River Valley tree clearing

On Monday three rangers from BVCP with the help of Paul cleared a large number of wind blown trees on a section of path. At least 10 trees along the path near River Valley, a section of the route we only use once a year, thanks to the Farnham Angling club allowing access and use for Walk the Path. A full day felling and clearing the blockage of trees that had failed during the winters storms, fallen towards the river and making the path impassable.

Thanks to the hard work from Paul Sanders volunteering his time, and the rangers we managed to process and chip all the brash, only after pushing the chipper along the last 200 yards of the gravel path.

Senior Ranger Andrew

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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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