Category Archives: Access

Reopening Ash Green Meadows and Wellesley Woodlands Car Parks

In line with the new government guidance today we are reopening the car parks at Wellesley Woodlands and Ash Green Meadows. Enjoy the fresh air but please keep your 2m distance from other users.

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Post Storm Boardwalk Repair

After the last storm a month or so ago the Blackwater Valley rangers had a call of a broken section of boardwalk at Ash Green Meadows. I thought this would be a good test and some training for our regular … Continue reading

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Clearing the way at Ash Green Meadows

Before we went into lockdown and all volunteering tasks were sadly stopped, I was lucky enough to have a fantastic 24 volunteers at Ash Green Meadows . The main purpose was to clear the regeneration scrub in the wet meadows. … Continue reading

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Swan Lake Access

Due to ongoing work at Swan Lake by the Swan Lake Fishing Syndicate access to the island is currently unavailable, with the footbridge and pathway closed for safety. This includes the clearance of trees, plus draining and digging out the … Continue reading

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Welcome to Cheyne Wood

Cheyne Wood is an area of woodland and scrub that lies between Cove Brook and the M3. This rather unassuming patch of about one acre on closer inspection reveals some large old interesting trees, maybe remnants of the local wood … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Hollybush Bridge is open

After work on the bridge last week to repair the deck and handrails, I’m pleased to say that this important link in the Blackwater Valley Path is open again. Senior Ranger Stuart

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Hollybush Bridge closed for repairs

Senior Ranger Stuart

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Hawley Meadows Pylons and Paths

An update on current works on Hawley Meadows: Pylons SSE will be carry out work on the pylons in the southern most field throughout next week. Please avoid using the footpath on the eastern side of the car park (closest … Continue reading

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Tices River Clearing

Yesterday I was joined by the Blackwater Valley Thursday volunteers and Richard Horton from the Tices volunteers group at Tices meadow. The purpose of the task was to continue the clearing and work on the river Blackwater for rivers week.  The willow … Continue reading

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