Completion of Shawfield Track.

Yesterday The team and I completed laying the 80 tons of type 1 hard core to the old muddy track at Shawfield. I think the end results are very good compared to what it was like last winter. while on site we had many passers by saying how good it was that we were doing the track, one lady said her grandson uses it to get to school and always got to school covered in mud. I hope this will no longer happen. we have left some small piles on site for the winter / wet times so we can fill in any potholes that may appear when the bedding in has happened.

The project did throw a few spanners in the works, one of which was when the tractor decided it needed a break and got a puncture. This thankfully only held us up a short time. I hope all of the uses appreciate the hard work the team and I put into the track which compliments the new bridge. I would like to thank all who helped in what I would say were HOT condition. Many thanks

Ranger Stu.

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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