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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’.

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Silver Gilded Tongham Wood

After attending the Guildford in Bloom award ceremony last Wednesday, we were extremely happy to find out that Tongham Woods was awarded Silver-Gilt in the Best Neighbourhood Category for 2018. Proof that all this hard work and perseverance by local … Continue reading

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Phew! What A View

It was a lovely, warm sunny day on Sunday when 24 Moor Green Lakes Group volunteers turned out to work on the reserve, including several new faces. The main task was to clear the reeds from in front of Grove Lake … Continue reading

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A SANG Fit For A Saint

If you are looking for a peaceful walk this autumn in a natural area then look no further than St Catherine’s Road SANG (Suitable Alternative Natural Green Space) in Frimley. Owned by Surrey Heath Borough Council, this former school playing field is … Continue reading

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Chalk that up as a good day’s work

There’s been a lot happening on Wellesley these past week and for one of those days the volunteers joined me at Chalk Farm lake.  Ranger Jenny kindly came out on our Kubota tractor to mow the paths whilst we did … Continue reading

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Farnborough Airfield Walk 18th August

As August is a busy time for holidays and village fêtes, I was expecting a low turnout for my latest walk, so I was very pleased when over twenty people joined me on Saturday morning.  The idea for this walk … Continue reading

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BVCP Volunteer Task Programme September 2018  

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