Flailing Around Cambridge Military Hospital

Andrew and George have been busy on two tractors; the BVCP’s new ex-HDC one and the Basingstoke Canal’s one, working on the green corridor space below Cambridge Military Hospital.  They have been using flails to cut back and clear the overgrown bramble on site as it has never really been controlled.  This will help the site be more accessible in the future.

George flailing in the bramble

George flailing in the bramble

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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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