Monthly Archives: January 2016

Responsive chainsawing

Steph and I have just returned from Blackwater Park, north of Hawley Meadows, where a oak limb had snapped out over the path last night. It was a good little job to get Blackwater Valley Path opened again.  The remaining … Continue reading

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It’s Walk The Path Time Again!

The Trust Anticipates Another Sell-out Walk       –   Early booking advised The Blackwater Valley Countryside Trust (BVCT), are inviting people to take part in their highly popular annual ‘Walk the Path’  event and see the Blackwater Valley Path, from Sandhurst to … Continue reading

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Paths cleared in Southwood Woodland

At Southwood Woodland we’ve been blowing winter leaves off the surfaced paths, and in some areas the compacted mud needed sweeping and scraping first to loosen it. The last path section behind Pear Trees Cottages has been tackled this week,  so … Continue reading

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Staking out coppice stools at Moor Green Lakes

At Moor Green Lakes the volunteers got stuck into coppicing hazel and harvesting the timber.   Steph has joined us as an Assistant Ranger, and it was a great opportunity for her to meet the volunteers and chat over a cup of tea. All … Continue reading

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What A Load Of Rubbish!

On Wednesday Andrew, Student Alex and I headed down to the Runfold/Tongham Roundabout (where the A331 joins the A31), also known as Cowslip Roundabout, to pick up fly tipping and rubbish that had been discovered in the hedge when the … Continue reading

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Busy In Gerry’s

Last Tuesday our volunteers were down at Gerry’s Copse and worked their way through a myriad of jobs, despite the cold, icy start to the morning.  It was surprisingly pleasant with the sun shining down on us. The volunteers worked their … Continue reading

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Restored nesting rafts Tern over a new leaf

I’m just back after a fun and productive day at Moor Green Lakes, where Chris, Tony, John, Alan and Adam Bates gave both of the tern nesting rafts a spruce up. The rafts work well as a floating nest platform … Continue reading

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Volunteer Programme January – March 2016

Currently we are unable to update our website and whilst we work towards resolving the issue, we are publishing our Volunteer Task Programme for the next three months on here.  Please feel free to download and come along! BVCP volunteer … Continue reading

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Building Fences at Aldershot Roundabout

Where the Blackwater Valley path (BVP) meets the Aldershot roundabout a gate needed some fencing installed to provide a barrier from the main road. I had the enthusiastic and determined team of Adam Bates, Adam Gates,  Oscar and Alan to help … Continue reading

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Hawley Meadows car park improved

Last year extending the area that we maintain as low-cut scrub surrounding Hawley Meadows car park, has been really effective at reducing anti-social behaviour and making the site feel much more welcoming to visitors. So yesterday the volunteers tackled the last remaining tall … Continue reading

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