Who are we?

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 seven dedicated Trustees using their wide range of backgrounds to help conserve and improve its natural environment. This includes managing its countryside, preserving its wildlife habitats and landscapes by making conservation projects happen. And that's not all - we organise events, including walks, talks and conservation activities, and encourage the public to take part in them, educating people about, and introducing them to, the Valley and its wildlife. In short, we do anything we can to make the Blackwater Valley a better place to live and visit! 

If you'd like a taste of what we get up to, click on our Facebook icon at the bottom of this page. You'll see reports and pictures of activities we've organised, environmental news from around the Valley, and general items of interest to anyone who shares our passion for this hidden gem of a Valley.

Want to join us? Click on either the "Get involved" tab above to become a member, or the "Contact Us" tab for further details.

Organised Events

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


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


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

Natural Surrey Heath Project is jointly sponsored by the Blackwater Valley Countryside Trust and The Camberley Society.We aim to make Surrey Heath a natural borough. A place where people and wildlife are better connected. A borough that is rich with wildlife and every child benefits from exploring, playing and learning outdoors. More

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

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

See what we’ve been up to recently

November 6, 2018
For more information on our recent activities, visit our Facebook page by clicking on the link below
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Join our Exclusive Birdwatching Day in the Blackwater Valley

November 6, 2018
On December 5th, the Trust invites you to a special day of finding winter birds in our Valley. Aided by experts and hopefully some benign weather, we will visit a minimum of three top birdwatching sites by bus and will enjoy a prepared hot lunch along the way.
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Read the report of Michael Gove MP’s visit to Camberley to talk about the 25 Year Plan for the Environment

November 5, 2018
On Friday, 2 November 2018 Michael Gove MP talked about the 25 Year Plan for the Environment at Camberley Theatre. Other speakers included our trustee, Colin Wilson and Marc Turner and Adam Wallace of Natural England, and the inspiring guerrilla geographer and urban explorer, Daniel Raven-Ellison. Read the report of the event by clicking on the link below.
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