Gerrys Copse Bench and Stumpery


Yesterday I was joined by 3 of the BVCP volunteers to help me with the installation of a new Oak bench and to install two new Stag Beetle Stumperies. Visitors may remember the metal bench at the Coleford Bridge end of Gerrys next to the information board by the pond. Looking at the other benches on site this looked a little out of place,  we had a one last Oak bench at our depot thanks to the Trust and their fundraising efforts, and were able to use this to replace the metal bench. I feel this is a great addition and in keeping with the look of all of the benches on site.


In addition to the new bench we also managed to get two Stag Beetle Stumperies installed, these are being installed along the Blackwater Valley as part of a project for the Trustees


I think the bench and the Stumperies both turned out very good and hope all visitors to the site can use both the bench and the Stumpery. Many thanks to Assistant ranger John and the BVCP volunteers for their hard work.

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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