What we do!
The Blackwater Valley Countryside Trust was founded in 2006 by enthusiasts who care about the people and wildlife of the Blackwater Valley. We are a registered charity, with a dozen dedicated Trustees using their wide range of backgrounds to help conserve and improve its natural environment. This includes managing its countryside, and preserving its wildlife habitats and landscapes by making conservation projects happen. And that's not all - we organise events, and encourage the public to take part in our activities, educating them about and introducing them to the wildlife. In short, anything we can to make the Blackwater Valley a better place to live.
If you'd like a taste of what we get up to, click on our Facebook icon bottom right of this screen. You'll see reports and pictures of walks and talks we've put on, environmental news from around the Valley, and general items of interest to anyone who might share our passion for this hidden gem of a Valley where we live.
Want to join us? Click on either the Support Us tab above to become a member, or the Contact tab for further details.
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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
Finchampstead Walk - 16th September 2017
On an overcast but thankfully dry morning last Saturday, I was very pleased to be joined by twenty five other walkers for the seventh and penultimate walk in this series for the Blackwater Valley Trust. More
Walk - Farnborough A/P - 19th August 2017
On a bright but breezy morning on Saturday the 19th eighteen of us met at the Cody Sports and Social Club off the Fleet Road for the start of the Trust's longest walk for a while. This was to be a just under ten mile route, starting off by the old RAE establishment perimeter More
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