Messing About at Hawley Meadows

What a lovely day to be messing about in the river at Hawley Meadows! Ben, Mark and I were lucky enough to spend it putting stepping stones, kindly donated by the Harleyford quarry at Eversley, into the River Blackwater.

Sarah trying out the new stepping waders!

Sarah trying out the new stepping stones…in waders!

Inviting as they look, please don’t use them until advised it’s safe to do so!

Best wishes, Sarah.


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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2 Responses to Messing About at Hawley Meadows

  1. David (volunteer) says:

    Perhaps I being picky…but I’ve never seen stepping stones that are under the water so that you need wellies or have to take your shoes/boots/socks off to cross – or perhaps its just that the river was particularly high on that day when the photo was taken!

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