Category Archives: Wellesley Woodlands

Wishing you a Welly Christmas

Yesterday our entire Blackwater Valley Team and 20 volunteers descended on the Wellington Monument for our famous Christmas task and BBQ. Despite the decidedly damp weather everyone was eager to get going. We cleared invasive trees and laurel to open … Continue reading

Posted in Conservation, General Information, Volunteers, Wellesley Woodlands | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Rivers Week in Wellesley Woodlands

On Tuesday 24th September the BVC Volunteers, Bernard from the BVC Trust, Rangers Sara and Andy from Basingstoke Canal Authority joined Stu and I for a rather wet day in our smallest ‘flash‘ in Wellesley Woodlands. This was part of … Continue reading

Posted in Events, River, Volunteers, Wellesley Woodlands, Wildlife | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Discovering the mythical lost road of Bourley

Today Laura & I have been enjoying a soggy day over at Rushmoor Bottom unearthing the hidden road edges that had become buried in soil. Laura used the Kubota tractor to scrape, whilst I got comically covered in mud using … Continue reading

Posted in Conservation, Wellesley Woodlands | Tagged | Leave a comment

Launching the Blackwater Valley River Festival 2019

Blackwater Valley Couuntryside Trust (BVCT) are celebrating 40 years in the valley by hosting a River Festival along the length of the Blackwater Valley from Saturday 21st – Sunday 29th September. Full events listings and information on booking can be … Continue reading

Posted in Blackwater Valley SSSI, Conservation, Education, Events, General Information, Hawley Meadow, River, Tice's Meadow, Volunteers, Wellesley Woodlands, Wildlife | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Blackwater Valley Rangers and volunteers take-on Invasive Species!

Invasive non-native species harm the environment and wildlife, are costly to the economy, and can even pose a risk to our health and way of life. During Invasive Species Week (13-17 May), organisations across the UK, Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey and the … Continue reading

Posted in Conservation, Gerry's Copse, Moor Green Lakes, River, Volunteers, Wellesley Woodlands, Wildlife | Tagged , | Leave a comment

The First Signs of Success

Whilst out chipping with Assistant Ranger Matt and Student Josh we stumbled across some fresh new spring growth peaking through the woodland floor in Puckridge, Wellesley Woodlands.  These signs of life are from the hard work Ranger Jenny and the … Continue reading

Posted in Conservation, Wellesley Woodlands, Wildlife | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Prickly Problem Becomes Princely Prize

On the 19th March the BVC Volunteers joined Matt, Stu and I in the car park at the junction of Queen’s Avenue and Prince’s Avenue, Aldershot to tackle an overgrown, long neglected hawthorn hedge that borders an MOD car park. … Continue reading

Posted in Conservation, Volunteers, Wellesley Woodlands | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment