Wildflower Rich Woodland Walk in Blackwater

This Thursday Paul, Duncan , Mike and Janet joined me at Blackwater Common for a path cut on  behalf of Blackwater and Hawley Town Council and a stumpery installation.

Located in Blackwater off Frogmore Park Drive and the A30 London/Reading Road roundabout. The site was historically known as Saw Pit Lane but known by us as Blackwater Common. Now the overgrown vegetation has been cut and the path blown and litter picked it is a beautiful stream side woodland walk abundant with wildflowers.

We even had time to install a stumpery. Blackwater Valley is now abundant with them. I look forward to seeing the results next year. Hopefully we will be abundant with beetles too.


Thank you to all who volunteered! The results are fantastic.

Ast.Ranger Jenny


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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