Category Archives: Gerry’s Copse

Gerrys Copse Coppice

Yesterday Sam and myself headed over to Gerrys Copse with the BVCP volunteers. It was a nice crisp winters day. Gerry Copse has had some coppice work done in the past, however is in need of some rejuvenation. The Hazel … Continue reading

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Wildflower Wonderland

This year the BVC Trust began a major project to improve the understory of our woodlands across the valley. As they are, the floor of our woodlands is mostly comprised of bramble and nettles due to a lack of connectivity … Continue reading

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Ticks – Staying Safe This Summer

When exploring our lovely countryside, it’s useful to keep up to date and informed about potential risks. Now we’re into the warm summer, one to be aware of is how to keep safe from ticks and reduce the possibility of catching Lyme Disease when you’re … Continue reading

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Gerrys Copse Bench and Stumpery

  Yesterday I was joined by 3 of the BVCP volunteers to help me with the installation of a new Oak bench and to install two new Stag Beetle Stumperies. Visitors may remember the metal bench at the Coleford Bridge end of … Continue reading

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Rediscovering BV Path at Gerry’s

The volunteers joined us at Gerry’s on Tuesday to cut back 150m of overgrown bushes that were hiding some of the Blackwater Valley Path, that runs south from Coleford Bridge Road in Farnborough. In places the wooden shuttering edging the … Continue reading

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Newts and alder thinning at Gerry’s Copse

The north exit from Gerry’s Copse has been cut back to improve the sight-lines, which make it a lot safer when we drive out on to Coleford Bridge Road. Student Laura from Merrist Wood College also joined us further south thinning out … Continue reading

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Improving the BV Path south of Gerry’s Copse

Last week Adam Bates, Oscar and I, joined Jenny and Stuart to clear the Blackwater Valley Path and pick up litter south of Gerry’s Copse.  We blew off the leaf litter, dug in grips to take the water off the … Continue reading

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