Rediscovering BV Path at Gerry’s

The volunteers joined us at Gerry’s on Tuesday to cut back 150m of overgrown bushes that were hiding some of the Blackwater Valley Path, that runs south from Coleford Bridge Road in Farnborough.

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In places the wooden shuttering edging the path was set 3ft back from the previous edge. On the second section by the picnic bench, the orange helmet shows the rediscovered path edge (photos below). In the next couple of weeks we’ll return with our tractor bucket to remove the newly exposed mud and turf on the path, making it much more accessible for our visitors. A big thank you to all the volunteers.

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Ranger Stuart

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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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