Category Archives: Swan Lake Park

Nurturing a New Path at the Swan Lake Allotments

Last week Jenny, Andrew, the volunteers and I, finished off our project to lay a new path through the allotments. The old muddy central track was pot-holed, so it was good to be able to provide a new raised surface. Andrew … Continue reading

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Spring has sprung

Up at Swan Lake this morning on a tree safety survey, the tree blossom was blooming on the Blackthorn and wild Crab Apples. Ranger Stuart

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Sinking feeling at Swan Lake

Today I joined Jenny and Charlotte to install a replacement height barrier at Swan Lake. It was a challenging day digging a 1m hole for the slam post to hold the gate open, with an interesting array of large buried … Continue reading

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Swan Lake Path Improvements

Before and after transformation At the beginning of the year Blackwater Valley Rangers and Volunteers began the tough job of improving the path at Swan Lake Park in Sandhurst. With the path at 900m long, 2m wide and a whopping 12 inch ditch to … Continue reading

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Swan Lake Car Park Up Keep

Last week Laura and I visited Hawley Meadows and Swan Lake to maintain the car parks. Jobs included litter picking, replenishing dog poo bin bags, strimming entrance signs, hedge cutting and spraying the invasive grass. Both car parks now look … Continue reading

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Bridge widening at Swan Lake

Today was my first full day working for Blackwater Valley as one of their new rangers. Jenny was unfortunate to be my buddy to help with the bridge widening at Swan Lake park. Ranger Stu B.

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Copper unearthed at Swan Lake

When you’re out and about, keep an eye out for the distinctive small copper butterfly which in a sunny year can bee seen throughout the summer until September. It is usually found close to the ground in meadows where it actively defends it’s territory. … Continue reading

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