Northern Walk

My fourth walk of the year for the Blackwater Valley Countryside Trust will be on Saturday June 17th. This will be a circular walk starting at Swallowfield All Saints Church car park at 10:00 and will be about 7 miles long.

We will head back down the Blackwater River to cross where we were on our Eversley walk in Bramshill Plantation, before circling back to the Whitewater River and past Riseley Mill and farm on way back to the start.


Unlike the Caesars Camp walk there are no steep gradients but this time there will be several stiles. We will be walking on the river paths, through fields and farmland and forestry plantation, however there will be some road walking.

Hopefully the sun will shine, red kites will soar and kingfishers will show up!

The car park is off Church Road on the edge of Swallowfield Park with grid reference SU732648 nearest post code RG7 1TH.

Volunteer Paul



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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