Car Park Make Over at Swan Lake

Having haycut the meadow last month, it was now time to turn out attention to the car park along with other public areas. There’s always plenty to do!
The first task on the list was installing brand new bollards into the meadow to protect access. Along with this I also spent some time cutting back sight lines with Assistant Rangers Bobbie and Sam.
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Don’t we look pleased with ourselves!

With that out of the way, we focused our efforts towards a bit of care for the site. The car park was sprayed with herbicide to remove the weeds, the hedges were trimmed back and the rights of way path was cleared up. Hopefully, you will all enjoy a much better-looking area.

Acting Ranger Jenny

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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