Tag Archives: Wellesley Woodlands

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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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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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

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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

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Egg-citing events at Wellesley Woods

With a hint of Spring in the air our new Community Coordinator Nicci has been busy organising events in Wellesley Woods! Fri 22 Feb – Spring Bird Walks  We still have places on the 2pm & 3pm Spring Bird Walks … Continue reading

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Swan Rescue at Chalk Farm!

Following a report of a swan trapped in the ice, Ranger’s Jenny and Laura and Blackwater Valley new recruit Nicci, headed to Chalk Farm this afternoon. At the lake we met Jacob from Wildlife Action (who had also been called … Continue reading

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Wonky Wellesley Wood

Last week Jenny and I headed out to Rushmoor Bottom to fell a couple of tall birch trees which had tipped over and become hung up over the path. The combined root plate had heaved over, so it made the … Continue reading

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