Lone Ranger – Covebrook Southwood Meadows Task

On Thursday the 31st I had the joy of leading my first task ALONE !!!!

In the near future, our big Massey tractor will be on its way to the Covebrook for its yearly hay cut, unfortunately access to the meadow was restricted by many Willow and Oak branches.


But with such a great team it was light work that was done before tea time.


Stuart and I had fun with the robomower here on the 24th. It was very useful for cutting the path on the wet ground.

Me steering the Robo-flail around the rushes

However, the robo-flail is no match to our volunteers who cleared the branches and cut back hedges to make the path easily accessible. In fact they did it so quick I didn’t get a chance to get a before picture.


With all jobs completed we wandered through the woods for a good litter pick and path cut all before the storm came in.

Thank you ever so much Paul, Janet, John and (Meticulous) Mike, I couldn’t ask for a better team to lead my first solo task.

Assistant Ranger Bobbie


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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