Monthly Archives: January 2015

Heroic Hedging at Moor Green Lakes

Yesterday the volunteers joined us a Moor Green Lakes to lay the hedge to Colebrook Hide. We were greeted with a beautiful day and set to work clearing the undergrowth so we could access the hedge. A few years ago … Continue reading

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Hiding from smitten smew

On Friday Sparsholt College students Gerry and Josh lent a hand at Moor Green Lake and repaired Grove Hide. Whilst hiding we were rewarded with a tame kingfisher and some unusual ducks including a goldeneye and shoveller. Thanks to a couple … Continue reading

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Bridleway and footpath upgrade in Yateley

Ken from the BVC Trust has been leading a 2 day project to improve the Yateley bridleway and footpath that run south from Moor Green Lakes, since it forms an important link with the Blackwater Valley Path to the north. The … Continue reading

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Why Wellesley?

Many of you will have read about the major regeneration project getting underway on former MoD land north of Aldershot. Did you also know that the project’s rather unexciting name, the Aldershot Urban Extension or AUE, has been dropped in … Continue reading

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Student Gerry joins volunteers for felling and fire

On Monday, myself and fellow students Josh and Sean were taken to Southwood woodland. Ben and Sarah were felling birch trees, and our job was to tidy up after them. After being given strict fire-lighting instructions by Stuart (and after … Continue reading

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More Moor Green

What beautiful weather for exploring the Blackwater Valley Path! Ranger Stuart, Student Josh, Volunteer Chris and I saw lots of people taking advantage of the good weather yesterday, as we worked on the section near Moor Green Lakes. We were … Continue reading

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Students join volunteers at Puckridge Hill

At Puckridge Hill (AUE) a large group of trusty volunteers, worked hard in the sunshine and shower. The task involved cutting down young birch trees and overhanging oak branches from a patch of heathland to enable the heather to thrive. … Continue reading

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