Volunteers spruce up the Blackwater Valley Path

Today our tame gaggle of 14 volunteers kindly helped tidy up the BV Path in Frimley. The maze of paths between MacDonalds in Farnborough Gate and Frimley Business Park, form an important link to the local area. In all we cut back over 400m of path armed with hand tools, hedgetrimmers and blackberry munchers. An expeditionary gang also hopped over the A331 to litterpick Frimley Hatches. In total we cleared 6 sacks of rubbish and 7 sacks of plastic, tins and glass that we can recycle. Everyone did a fantastic job and now the path is much more accessible and welcoming to visitors.

Ranger Stuart

Volunteers cut Blackwater Valley Path in Frimley

Volunteers cut Blackwater Valley Path in Frimley

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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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