Rowhill Boardwalk

This week the Blackwater Valley Rangers went to Rowhill Nature Reserve to install the long awaited Boardwalk. The Boardwalk is made of recycled plastic which in the very wet condition will last for many  years, opposed to the wooden version which in time would rot and need replacing.

The section pictured is 27 meters long and will have ramps leading up to it at either end. The 27 meters was completed by the Blackwater Valley Ranger team in just 4 days. There is going to be a second section installed which will be 9 meters long. The Rowhill Nature Reserve Volunteers have kindly offered to install this section within the next few weeks.

I would like to thank all of the Blackwater Valley Rangers who have come along this week to help and support on this great project. I managed to have a catch up with Christian from the Rowhill Volunteers on Thursday and he gave a hand to move the remaining  tread boards to the work location. I think this boardwalk is a great addition to the site and many visitors will enjoy having not so wet and muddy feet in the winter months.

Cheers 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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  1. Pingback: Roving at Rowhill – a transformed boardwalk | BlackwaterValleyCountryside

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