Category Archives: Wellesley Woodlands

Claycart Car Park Closure

Please be aware that Claycart Car Park, Wellesley Woodlands will be shut from Monday 8th February following damage to the car park surface from antisocial behaviour, in the interests of health and safety until repairs are completed. As soon as … Continue reading

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Stu’s Back.

Good Morning All, Tuesday was my first day back at Ash lock. For me and my family it has been a very long lockdown. Working from home for me was interesting, as you know I am a practical go out … Continue reading

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A gripping saga!

It all started during lockdown! When restrictions were lifted slightly and we were classed as keyworkers, I was able to visit some of our sites to carry out inspections, which included looking at everything such as the fences, gates, bins, … Continue reading

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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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Footpath Closure in Wellesley

Due to emergency water mains work a footpath in Wellesley Woodlands has been closed for safety. This closure affects the Plane and Beech Trail.  Please do not attempt to set around the barriers as the leak has caused silt build … Continue reading

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Saturday 15th Wellesley task cancelled

Just to let everyone know that the weekend task for Wellesley has been cancelled due to the weather.

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Clearing windblown trees from the storm

I’ve just returned from Rushmoor Bottom in Wellesley Woodland where we had a chunky Downy Birch fall over one of the roads. Kindly Jenny, Matt, Bobbie & Liam took a break from their tree works in Southwood Country Park to … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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