Working on the Path

On the 6th May 11 volunteers and one student joined me on the section of path between Frimley Business Park and Hawley Meadows.  This little section is well used but hidden away and looking outside now, I’m grateful it was a lovely sunny day!

Between the gang they cut back the path, dealt with some low overhanging branches, cut new drains to the river to deal with some wet corners and cut back an overgrown meadow, decimating invading bramble patches.  We accidently found a bee home with the motorscythe but they didn’t seem to mind and let us continue working in peace.  The worst thing I had to worry about was squeezing the taller truck into a multi-storey carpark with inches to spare in height clearance!

Thanks to all the volunteers, as always.

Assistant Ranger Laura


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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