Something a little different for Farnham Quarry

On a cold and wet Saturday morning the volunteer group met up and litter picked along the road, river and footpaths of Farnham Quarry.  Thinking we would not get much, an hour and a half later we had collected 9 bags of rubbish!

Then it was time for a tea break, where we tried to dry out and then continued with the next task of building a wig – yurt frame to encourage the bramble to grow up and through it to for a bird nesting area.]

Building the yurt-wig

Building the yurt-wig

This took longer than we thought due to ferrying of the stakes and binders from the van over the river to site.  This has now been built but we now need to plant bramble around the frame on our next task.

Now with roof!

Now with roof!

Ranger Tony


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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