Firewood Possibilities

Over the last few months, our yard at Ash Lock has been filling up with fence posts and rails we have removed off sites as part of our on-going work on the Aldershot Urban Extension. The wood is well seasoned oak and will make ideal firewood.


Towards the end of last week three of our volunteers Tony, Will and Chris came down to build a frame which enabled me to cut the rails in bulk by chainsaw, to a suitable size for burning in a log burner.
Thanks to all our efforts we produced about 6 cubic metres of cut timber, which made a small dent in what we have either on site or elsewhere awaiting collection.

Cutting Up Firewood

We are currently finalising plans to offer this firewood to volunteers and Blackwater Valley Countryside Trust members, so if you are interesting in purchasing some watch this space! The proceeds from the sale of it will go towards improving the environment of the Blackwater Valley.

Senior Ranger Andrew


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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