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On the borders of the English counties of Berkshire, Hampshire and Surrey


Blackthorn blossomFriday 19th September
Bat Walk - Sandhurst
7:15pm - 9pm
A dusk walk along the River Blackwater listening to and with luck spotting bats. Meet at Shepherd Meadows car park off Marshall Road, Sandhurst Map Ref: SU848607.
Please book as always popular.

Friday 26th September
Bat Walk - Aldershot
7pm - 9pm
A dusk walk listening to and with luck spotting bats.
A new venue by kind permission of Aldershot Garrison Angling Club - what will we find? Meet at car park off Camp Farm Road, Aldershot Map Ref SU879523.
Please book as always popular

Saturday 27th September
Circular Walk: Basingstoke Canal
10am - 1pm
Meet at 9.50am for a 10am start at the Canal Centre, Mytchett, Mytchett Place Road. OS - SU 89309 55067 / GU16 6DD. Start Mytchett Canal Centre, Windmill Hill Lane, Frimley Aqueduct,  Deepcut, Curzon Bridge, Gapemouth road, through woods to Old Guildford Road continuing onto Canal Centre.

If you’d like to come to an event please let us know to expect you by calling us on 07825 469108 or filling in a booking form


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Volunteer work programme
Details of our latest work programme covering August
and September

Hollybush Pits Footpath Update.
The Blackwater Valley Path near North Camp Station has been diverted; gates have been erected blocking access to the riverside route. Public use of this section of path was agreed by previous landowners secured by a legal agreement with Rushmoor Borough Council specifying pedestrian use, although previous owners had no objection to cyclists. The agreement gives the landowner the option of providing an alternative route. The current owner has asked the council to stop publicising cycle access and has now used the option of diverting the pedestrian route away from the river.
We are very disappointed that this action has been taken as we do not know of any problems with cyclists or pedestrians on the riverside route. The alternative pedestrian only route can be found on our blog. It still requires surfacing, and includes Hollybush Lane that is also used by vehicles.
We will support Rushmoor Council in its negotiations with the landowner and are investigating the feasibility of other alternatives for cycle and pedestrian use.

about valley

about valley
History and geology,
the River Blackwater, transport, maps
countryside & recreation and sites to visit



Walking, cycling, angling, running, watersports, horse riding, golf, the Blackwater Valley Path and places to go.


The riverlakes & ponds, the Valley’s grasslandwetland and woodland habitats, plus valley diary and conservation


Information for conservation volunteers including news, local groups, training , task programmes

Blackwater Valley Countryside Trust
If you want to help protect our treasured ‘green corridor’ the Blackwater Valley become a member of the Blackwater Valley Countryside Trust.    

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Facilities, opportunities for the disabled.