Monthly Archives: September 2017

Roving Round Royal Oak Valley 

Today Sam and I were joined by 14 volunteers working up in Yateley on the hidden Royal Oak Valley. We were joined by Nick and Callum from Hart District Council (HDC) to give us a substantial workforce to tackle the wet meadow. We … Continue reading

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Tices Bat cave.

On Wednesday I took our little tractor over to Tices meadow. The purpose of the task is to try to help improve the area around the Bat cave at the far end of the site. This section was used by … Continue reading

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Hollybush Meadow cut

On Monday I took our Tractor and Hired Amazon cut and collect over to Hollybush. Hollybush meadow is an old landfill site with a few hidden surprises within the meadow in the form of concrete vents. The meadow is split … Continue reading

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Surrey hill meadow cut

On Sunday I spent a lovely sunny day on the Surrey Hill’s. A while ago Stuart Croft and myself went to have a look to see how the meadow was doing after the previous years cut and collect. The meadow … Continue reading

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Darby Green Pond – A New Bench

On Thursday 14th September I was joined by Edmund, Paul, Mike Burns and Mike Swaddling who helped me to install a brand new bench at Darby Green Pond. As well as this, we focused on cutting back some of the paths and giving … Continue reading

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Robo mower, Surrey hills

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of taking the controls of the Robo mower we hired, this is a fantastic bit of kit that we use in the areas that are next to roads or on slopes that … Continue reading

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Widening The Walk

On Friday 15th September Bobbie, Jeremy and I headed down to Claycart, Wellesley Woodlands to widen the boardwalk that leads off one side of the bridge next to the flash.  On Sunday 8th October the Wellesley 10k run will be … Continue reading

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New Volunteer Programme – September till October

BVCP Volunteer Task Programme October 2017

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Finchampstead Walk Report

On an overcast but thankfully dry morning last Saturday, I was very pleased to be joined by twenty five other walkers for the seventh and penultimate walk in this series for the Blackwater Valley Trust. We met at the church … Continue reading

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Out with the Scrub and in with the Birds

For us here at Blackwater Valley, September marks the end of nesting bird season and the commencement of scrub clearance. This past week, the Moor Green Lakes Group volunteers have got off to a cracking start. Moor Green Lakes nature … Continue reading

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