Firewood for sale – Support our Wood Gnomes

As the nights are getting longer and our days are getting colder, I thought its the perfect time to remember the hard working Wood Gnomes of Blackwater Valley.

Once a month our dedicated volunteers spend the day processing wood to be sold to the public as firewood. The money we receive is then used to further conserve and manage our sites within the Valley.

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We have two different types of firewood for sale:

Seasoned, untreated oak rails – £3 per bag, £10 for 4 bags or £20 for a tonne sack.

  • Split logs in a mixture of wood – £5 per bag, £12 for 3 bags or £30 for a tonne sack

 

The firewood can be collected on Friday afternoons between 1.30pm and 4.00pm. Please either email blackwater.valley@hants.gov.uk or phone 01252 331353 to arrange collection so that we can make sure someone is in for you.

A ‘bag’ is a rubble sack which can be purchased at Ash Lock for £1 and a tonne sack refers to the cubic amount not weight of wood.

A special thank you to todays Wood Gnomes Eric, Tony, Melvyn, Duncan and Edmond for another great days work !!

Have a lovely weekend

Assistant Ranger Bobbie

 

 

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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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