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 the backhoe on the tractor to dig holes for the bench legs.

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We then used the tractor bucket to save our backs and lift the solid oak bench into place.

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Once the bench was level we concreted in the legs, covered it with soil and Ben tested out just how comfortable it was.

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Positive verdict! Why don’t you come down and test it for yourself?

Assistant Ranger Laura

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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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