Category Archives: A31 corridor

Surrey hill meadow cut

On Sunday I spent a lovely sunny day on the Surrey Hill’s. A while ago Stuart Croft and myself went to have a look to see how the meadow was doing after the previous years cut and collect. The meadow … Continue reading

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Robo mower, Surrey hills

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of taking the controls of the Robo mower we hired, this is a fantastic bit of kit that we use in the areas that are next to roads or on slopes that … Continue reading

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BV Trust’s Farnborough Airfield Walk

On a bright but breezy morning on saturday eighteen of us met at the Cody Sports and Social club off the Fleet road for the start of the Trust’s longest walk for a while.  This was to be a just … Continue reading

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Fluttering over the Surrey Hills

Last week Stu and I headed down to the Surrey Hills end of the valley, south of Tongham. The unimproved chalk grassland we manage was alive with butterflies, including the striking Marbled White (Melanargia galathea) and Ringlet (Aphantopus hyperantus). There were … Continue reading

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Surrey Hills Spring Clean

Our latest volunteer task here at Blackwater Valley was to give one of our roadside sites by the Hog’s Back a spring clean. The job of the day was to remove some old rabbit fencing that had no use anymore. … Continue reading

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Visiting Violets

Last week the team popped down to Surrey Hills by the Hogs Back to test a new mower for managing our chalk grasslands slopes. We also spotted some delicate Sweet Violets emerging from the hillside. Ranger Stuart

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Chipping at West Farm

Laura, Andy, Charlotte, Jenny and I are down at West Farm off the the A31 in Runfold doing our chipper training. It’s also good to get some inspiration from the expertly laid hedge created by the Surrey Hedge Layers Group, … Continue reading

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