1st September 2004
Black, White & Grey
Why not get out in the fresh air, away from noise and bustle and enjoy a pleasant day walking in the countryside with Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership, who have organised a lovely scenic walk taking in the River Whitewater around the Greywell area to the west of the upper reaches of the River Blackwater on Sunday 10th September.
The village of Greywell has an unusual and charming character all its own, recognised by the designation of much of the village as a conservation area and this walk will pass Greywell Mill – which only stopped milling in 1933 and occupies the site of a mill recorded in the Domesday Book – the 13th century church of St. Mary with its Norman chancel and north door, the Church of All Saints in Odiham which dates back to Norman times, and King John’s Castle at Odiham. In contrast to the buildings, the route also passes through Greywell Moors Nature Reserve and Greywell Hill Park, and alongside the clear waters of the River Whitewater – which flows into the River Blackwater at Thatchers Ford not far from Swallowfield – as well as the Basingstoke Canal. Covering about eight miles in total there will be a lunchtime stop at Greywell Hill Park so don’t forget to bring a packed lunch. If you want scenery combined with peace and tranquillity this walk is for you.
Starting at 10.30am, the walk and will take around 4˝-5 hours, depending on the overall pace of the group and the time taken for lunch. If you would like to come meet at Colt Hill car park Odiham grid ref: SU 747517 on Sunday 10th September. Please wear suitable clothing and study footwear the route can get muddy if it’s wet. Children under 16 are welcome but should be accompanied by an adult. Booking unnecessary but please ring 01252 331353 or visit www.blackwater-valley.org.uk for further details if required.
For more information contact:
Christine Reeves, Visitor Promotions Officer on 01252 331353.
- The Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership (BVCP) is funded by the County, District and Parish Councils along the River Blackwater. It works to promote community action in conservation and recreation and to protect the Valley for the enjoyment and well being of the whole community.
- Members of the Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership are: Hampshire County Council, Surrey County Council; the District, Town and Borough Councils of Blackwater & Hawley, Bracknell Forest, Farnham, Guildford, Hart, Rushmoor, Sandhurst, Surrey Heath, Waverley, Wokingham and Yateley.