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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’.

Launching the Blackwater Valley River Festival 2019

Blackwater Valley Couuntryside Trust (BVCT) are celebrating 40 years in the valley by hosting a River Festival along the length of the Blackwater Valley from Saturday 21st – Sunday 29th September. Full events listings and information on booking can be … Continue reading

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New Volunteer Programme September 2019

Please click the link below to discover Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership’s programme of volunteer tasks this September 2019. BVCP Volunteer Task Programme September 2019 What tasks are being run near you? This month features Blackwater River Festival tasks! Follow the … Continue reading

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Bridge reopen

Good News,  Fast work by Surrey CC has enabled an emergency  repair of Hollybush  Bridge so it  back in use.   Full repair to follow, but the path is now reopen

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New Volunteer Programme August 2019

Please click the link below to discover Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership’s programme of volunteer tasks this August 2019. BVCP Volunteer Task Programme August 2019 What tasks are being run near you? This months tasks feature hay cutting! General task information: … Continue reading

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Hollybush Bridge is closed a diversion in place

We have had to shut the Blackwater Valley Path bridge between Hollybush Park and Hill. We are working with the bridge owner to replace of the bridge deck and make it safe. In the mean-time please accept our apologies for … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Change of location for Volunteer task tomorrow 09/07/19

Due to unforeseen circumstances we have had to change the location and the activity of the volunteer task tomorrow. We try to avoid doing so as much as possible but on this occasion it is unavoidable. The task (was Queens … Continue reading

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