Successful path cut at Farnborough Gate

On Tuesday we were unexpectedly at Farnborough Gate due to a change in task plans. As you will see from the photos this was a benefit as the path did need a good bit of TLC.

It was a lovely warm day for it and our hard working volunteers really went to work improving the path. Our machinists Paul, Melvyn, Mike and Chris did a quick job of cutting back the vegetation, whilst David, Eric, Sarah, Vic, Tony, Jon, Sean and Gerry tidied up the mess and dealt with the thicker branches the machines couldn’t handle with hand tools and the pole saw. Gillian did fantastic work litter picking the area and we ended up taking five full bags of litter with a couple of cones and a bike.

The before and after photos show the instant gratification the team got from their hard work, the path is now tidy and light. Very well done everyone !

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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