Hatching a plan in Frimley

On Friday we headed over to cut back an overgrown track and Blackwater Valley Path sections at the north end of Frimley Hatches. This task was prioritised to tackle the rise in the camping and littering that we have dealt with over the last few weeks, through reducing the sheltered areas and making it much more appealing to visitors.

View east to bench

New view east to bench

New view east to bench

The task went really well with Stu, Andrew, Charlotte and Jenny felling the willow by the promontory bench. Meanwhile Paul and students Matt and Jeremy helped us cut back and chip along the Blackwater Valley Path.

Stu poses in front of chipper gang

Stu poses in front of chipper gang

Opened up BV Path

Opened up BV Path

We also used some of the felled timber to construct a stag beetle stumpery in the shade of the poplar scrub.

New Frimley Hatches stumpery

New Frimley Hatches stumpery

I’m pleased to say that the north end of Frimley Hatches looks much improved for our visitors. Thank you to everyone for all their hard work.

Ranger Stuart

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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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  1. Pingback: Improving the north Frimley Hatches Meadow | blackwatervalleycountryside

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