Bridging the gap at Tices Meadows

A few weeks back Blackwater Valley Partnership worked with our volunteer group and the Tices Bird Group to install a 70 meter path and culvert. The purpose of the path and Culvert is to help get from the Houses to the new installed Pedestrian bridge.

As you can see from the pictures above the path was very muddy and on very wet days impassable due to the river levels rising by the kissing gate and flooding the path. The Blackwater Valley Volunteers dug in a culvert in the lowest point by the Kissing gate to help with the flow of water to help stop it flooding.

In total we used 20 tonne of type 1 aggregate and managed to get this all installed in 3 days with the invaluable help of both volunteer groups on some very wet days!

I would like to thank all who helped in this fantastic project.

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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