Hawley Meadows

It was my pleasure to be back with the Blackwater Valley team this morning with my Thames Basin Heaths hat on. I’m working on a partnership project to build a summer stepping stones crossing at Hawley Meadows.

Andrew and I have now picked up the second consignment of stepping stones, kindly donated by the Harleyford quarry at Eversley. The stones are too large for the grading machines and of no value to the quarry, but we will make great use of them to build a crossing point on the River Blackwater, creating an improved circular walk at this lovely site.

If you’re walking at Hawley Meadows, you might notice the pile of stones. If all goes well, they’ll be in the river next week!

Sarah (Warden for the Thames Basin Heaths Partnership Project)

Collecting the stones from the quarry at Eversley

Collecting the stones from the quarry at Eversley

Consignment one loaded

Consignment one loaded

Delivering consignment two to Hawley Meadows

Delivering consignment two to Hawley Meadows

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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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