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. 


 

Upcoming Events

Sep
1
Fri
2017
7:45 pm Bat Walk 1 – Chalk Farm @ Chalk Farm
Bat Walk 1 – Chalk Farm @ Chalk Farm
Sep 1 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm
Join our bat experts who will give you a rare opportunity to see into the secret world of these nocturnal creatures. An ideal start to the weekend nature watching for all the family. Detectors to enable you to hear the bats will be provided, but please bring a torch and[...]
Sep
2
Sat
2017
9:00 am Mammal Trapping @ Moor Green Lakes
Mammal Trapping @ Moor Green Lakes
Sep 2 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Seeing small mammals close up with Bernard Baverstock. Live mammal trapping at Moor Green Lakes using Longworth Traps and hoping for Voles, Mice and Shrews. A rare opportunity to see some of our smallest British mammals. Open to all. Donations welcome. Accompanied children welcome, no dogs please. Contact Bernard Baverstock[...]
Sep
15
Fri
2017
7:15 pm Bat Walk 2- Shepherd Meadows @ Shepherd Meadows
Bat Walk 2- Shepherd Meadows @ Shepherd Meadows
Sep 15 @ 7:15 pm – 9:30 pm
Join our bat experts who will give you a rare opportunity to see into the secret world of these nocturnal creatures. An ideal start to the weekend nature watching for all the family. Detectors to enable you to hear the bats will be provided, but please bring a torch and[...]

Organised Events

Throughout the year, we operate a full calendar of organised events. These include exhibitions, fayres and other activities. More

Volunteers

Volunteers are essential in helping us complete our work. Whatever your skills are and however long you want to volunteer for.  More 

 

Membership

Join us with the knowing that your membership is helping towards the conservation and protection of the Blackwater Valley. More

 

The Valley

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


 

Michael Gove at Surrey Heath Show

June 30, 2017
Our Surrey Heath MP and famed Brexiteer was apparently at the SHS on Saturday 20th May, but somehow didn’t manage to stop by our stand. Never mind – we had plenty of visitors without him. The show...
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Oh, how they rambled …

June 30, 2017
Residents around Snaprails Park and other points in the Sandhurst area might have done a double-take on Sunday 23rd April, as a procession of over 150 walkers paraded before their eyes. We had told them...
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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