Peaked Hill Panorama

In the last couple of weeks Ranger George and his team have been pulling out the stops at Peaked Hill, another new site to be managed by BVCP as part of the Aldershot Urban Extension project. They’ve been busy with chainsaws and chipper, removing unsafe trees, thinning and clearing an access route.

The site lies on a prominent ridge, between the Cambridge Military Hospital and the Military Cemetery, and one of the benefits of the work has been to open up views across the surrounding landscape.

Casual Assistant Ranger Sarah

peaked hill panorama

Peaked Hill panorama

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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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