Monthly Archives: April 2016

Duckboards a success at Walk the Path

Last Wednesday Andrew, student Alex and I went to a very wet section of the Blackwater Valley path to install duckboards in preparation for the Walk the Path event. We used wooden rails as a base to raise the platform … Continue reading

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Trainee event in Winchester

Yesterday evening Jenny and I could be found down in Winchester at the Hampshire Youth Investment Programme event, to promote the opportunities we offer trainees and students. We opted to show off a range of eye-catching tools, which proved very … Continue reading

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New Vehicle Gate – Heather Hill

Yesterday Ben and George finished installing a new vehicle access gate for Heather Hill. Heather Hill is one of the new smaller SANGs that forms part of the Wellesley Woodlands.  It is not yet open to the public as it … Continue reading

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New Hollybush Gate Installed

Last week the rangers replaced the old lower vehicle access gate at Hollybush, which had become bent from vehicles backing into it and vandalised last year when someone cut the hinge. Senior Ranger Andrew

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Just in time for Walk The Path

Yesterday Ben, Jenny, Mark and I installed a bench between the river and lake at Swan Lake.  This is the first Trust Appeal benches to be installed and just in time for Walk the Path on Sunday. First Mark used … Continue reading

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Wet n’ Woody

On Tuesday the volunteers were in Rushmoor Bottom, part of Wellesley Woodlands doing something a little different.  Running south to north in this area is a stream that a long time ago the military straightened and lined with bricks.  This … Continue reading

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Stumping the WWIG volunteers

Despite the looming threat of a downpour Paul, Chris, Mike and Shaun joined me at Rushmoor Bottom to install some stumperies.  These features are being put in across the valley as part of the Trust’s work this year to increase … Continue reading

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Violet litter on the BV Path

Today the volunteers, Laura, Jenny and I, litterpicked the Blackwater Valley Path from Pea Bridge at Farnham Quarry to Shepherd Meadows in Sandhurst. It was fantastic to remove 68 bags of rubbish on this 12km stretch. At tea break my … Continue reading

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Exciting proposals for Hawley Meadows

Building on our success of creating wetland habitats along the Blackwater Valley, we are currently investigating the options for flooding Hawley Meadows. This floodplain just north of the M3 often floods over the winter, providing both storage of flood waters to … Continue reading

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