1st September 2006
Mention Blackwater Valley and what do you think of? The river, lakes, water, trees, bird song, wildlife, or the road, railway lines, houses, traffic, noise…? If you would like to find out what the central part of the Blackwater Valley is really like join a special guided walk organised by the Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership on Tuesday 19th September designed to reveal the Valley’s many different faces.
Starting from the Canal Centre at Mytchett, the walk will pass through many of the quiet green oases found amidst the built-up areas to illustrate the contrasts found within the Valley. En route there will be plenty of opportunity to find out how urban development has impacted on the landscape and to learn about the work the Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership are carrying out to improve the Valley to benefit wildlife.
Starting at 10am the walk will last around 2˝ - 3 hours, following a route that takes in both the Blackwater Valley Path and the Basingstoke Canal towpath. If you would like to come along meet at the car park just inside the main entrance of the Canal Centre, Mytchett Place Road Mytchett, grid ref: SU 893550 on Tuesday 19th September. Children under 16 should be accompanied by an adult. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear. Booking unnecessary. Ring 01252 331353 for further details.
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.