12th December 2005
Post Christmas Woodland Walk
If Christmas in your home tends to be spent indoors, cooking, eating, drinking, playing silly games, watching TV and generally over indulging, then a walk in the fresh air is the ideal antidote. So make a note in your diary and join the Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership on Friday 29th December for a walk through the woods at Rowhill Nature Reserve to help blow away the cobwebs.
Rowhill Nature Reserve covers 55 acres on the Surrey/Hampshire border and was once part of a private estate which produced timber and bricks. The central meadow was the site of clay pits for the brickworks and two of the site’s ponds are built in what used to be the settlement beds, an important part in the washing process for the clay. Today the site is mostly mixed deciduous woodland and is managed by Rowhill Nature Reserve Society as the working wood it had once been. The Sweet Chestnut trees now found in the wood are remnants of those planted there over a hundred years ago to supply poles used in the hop industry based in nearby Farnham.
On Friday 29th the doors of the Field Centre will open at 1.30pm to enable a prompt 2pm start. Depending on the weather and numbers, the walk, which will follow a meandering path round the woods, meadow and ponds, is expected to last about 1˝ hours, then it will be back to the Centre where light refreshments can be purchased.
So mums, dads, grandmas and grandpas, children, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends, if you’re looking for something to do after Christmas please come along for a woodland walk at Rowhill nature Reserve, Cranmore Lane, Aldershot on Friday 29th December. We recommend you bring a torch, wrap up warm and, although the site is relatively flat, wear suitably sturdy footwear. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.
For more details please ring Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership, Ash Lock Cottage, Government Road, Aldershot GU11 2PS on 01252 331353 before Christmas. After Christmas please ring 07841 496 165.
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For further information contact:
Christine Reeves, Visitor Promotions Officer on 01252 331353.