Creative Covebrook littering on hay meadow

The BV volunteers joined Cove Brook Greenway Group to hay cut a wildflower meadow on the Covebrook near Blunden Hall. It was a tad hot, so there were frequent rests to cool off in the shade of the large lime tree. I even resorted to pouring water over my head. Anyway the task went really well, with Kathy W unearthing some comedy littering at the end of the day. Cue everyone gathering round to chuckle as I clambered up a tree to retrieve a bike which had been locked 12ft in the branches. The bike will now get recycled with a bike scheme in Farnborough.

Geoff, Eric and Katy resting on the hay

Geoff, Eric and Katy resting on the hay

Creative littering of bike in tree

Creative littering of bike in tree

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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