What we do!
The Blackwater Valley Countryside Trust was founded in 2006 by a few enthusiasts who care about people and wildlife in the Blackwater Valley. We are a registered charity, working towards promoting the conservation and improvement of the natural environment of the Blackwater Valley. This involves management of the countryside, preservation of the wildlife habitats and the Valley landscapes by supporting conservation projects and organised events. In addition, we fully support educating and promoting the participation of the public in our activities, as well introducing them to the wildlife and other initiatives to make the Blackwater Valley a better place to live.
Within The Valley, there are many species of birds, butterflies, wildlife, and flora as well as recreational activities. Take a walk
Projects - Appeals
Blackwater Valley Swifts...Swifts are one of our most iconic birds. They visit us for just three months a year just to breed in our buildings. More
Swift Project Donations...If you wish to support us with the Swift Project, Click here to make a donation.
Woodland Flowers... With the money from our 2017 appeal we want to improve the natural beauty of your local woodlands by planting native wildflowers under trees by footpaths. More
Events - Reports
Walk - Lakeside Park - 15th July 2017
On the 15th July we met at Lakeside Park for our fifth Trust walk this year. With a good turnout of about twenty five we set off into the park to pick up the Blackwater River path. It seemed that very few of the group had been here before so interest was high as we progressed north.More
Walk – Swallowfield - 17th June 2017
Despite the holiday season, and the blistering heat, a good-sized group of about 20 intrepid walkers met at Swallowfield church for Paul’s 4th walk for BVCT. For some of us, this was a relatively unknown end of the valley. More
Walk – Caesar’s Camp, Aldershot - 20th May 2017
The third of our Walk The Valley season of circular walks started and finished, as advertised, at the Wellington Statue in Aldershot. Despite rain being forecast, a large group of 30 people (and Ebony, the dog) assembled in the car park to walk to Caesar’s Camp. More