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


Blackthorn blossomWednesday 22nd October
Fngus Foray
10am - 12pm
Mike Waterman will lead a Fungus Foray. Meet at Moor Green Lakes Car Park,  Lower Sandhurst Road, Eversley GU47 8JW, grid ref: SU 805 627. Free to Trust members, visitors are invited to make a donation.

Tuesday 18th November
AGM and Talk
7:30pm - 9:30pm
The Trust’s Annual General Meeting will take place at 7.30pm in the Kitty Dancy Room at the Sandhurst Memorial Hall, Yorktown Road, Sandhurst, GU47 9BJ (grid ref SU 842 613).
Dan Carpenter, Biodiversity Officer, Parks and Countryside, Bracknell Forest Council, will ask the question "What has Nature ever done for  us?" Dan promises a lively and interactive talk about ecosystem  services, or 'naturegain' - the goods and services that nature provides  to society. He will be looking for audience participation, ideas and  discussion. He says "I really want to get people to think!"

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Volunteer work programme
Details of our latest work programme covering October, November, December and January

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.

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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
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