Blackwater Valley Countryside

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


Blackthorn blossomThe Trust is currently working on their 2015 programme.

16 May - Mammal Trapping
           - Finchampstead
             Circular Walk
20 Jun - Minley Circular Walk
Jun/Jul - Dragonfly Walk
Jun/Jul - Butterfly Walk
18 Jul - Farnborough Circular
15 Aug - Sandhurst Circular Walk
18 Sep - Bat Walk
19 Sep - Basingstoke Canal Circular Walk
25 Sep - Bat Walk
17 Oct - Deepcut & Frimley Fuel Allotments Circular
Oct - Fungus Foray
21 Nov - Blackwater Circular Walk
Nov - AGM & Talk

Please go to the Trust’s website to see more about their events. If you’d like to come to an event please let us know to expect you by calling us on 07825 469108


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Volunteer work programme
Details of our latest work programme covering May, June, and July

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.