Wellesley Woodland Hay cut

 

Yesterday Blackwater Valley started its hay cutting. First on the list was Rushmoor Bottom Stream Meadow. We use our shared tractor to do most of our hay cuts, we also hire in the Amazone cut and collect. The smaller sites are  cut using our BCS mower with Allen Scythe attachment.

 

As you can see above the Tractor and cut and collect make light work of the meadow with great results, it makes it even nicer that we have been lucky to have nice dry weather, I managed to get this cut in the morning so proceeded to Thorn hill.

For the next 3 weeks Blackwater Valley Rangers will be out making good use of the tractor to continue the hay cuts.

Ranger Stu

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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