Welcome to BVCT
Welcome to the new website for the Blackwater Valley Countryside Trust
You can scroll to the bottom of this page to find out more about our aims and objectives, but put simply we’re a group of trustees and volunteers (membership at present over 350) doing all we can to look after the South’s hidden environmental gem – the Blackwater Valley.
We’ve grown robustly since we started in 2006 but we always need more people to get involved with our work – whether as a Trustee, a member or a volunteer. Joining is quick, easy and cheap – just click here, or here for more information about us.
Please take a few minutes to stroll round our website. If you are one of the 300,000 people fortunate to live in the Valley, we hope it will make you want to help.
What’s happening …..
As you would expect, this time of year sees us very active, with our programme of walks and talks in full swing. Bats, butterflies, dragonflies, fungi – we have lined experts up to show you where they are or tell you all about them. And our walk leader Clive Andrews is in the middle of his series of local walks, each one full of fascinating historical and geographical facts as he takes you round (see Events above). Then there’s the projects side (our Projects page is being updated) – apart from ongoing maintenance work at Grants Moor, and the installation of platforms at the Frimley Hatches reedbeds, we have been focusing on path improvements, specifically in the Yateley area, to improve your enjoyment of the Blackwater Path. And talking of that, please don’t forget to support our appeal to put more benches along the Path for you to stop and admire the wonderful views.
With autumn on the horizon, those of you with log fires will be starting to think about firewood. Keep an eye on this page for upcoming information about how we can help you.
The Blackwater Valley Countryside Trust is a registered charity working for the conservation, protection and improvement of the Blackwater Valley. It aims to enhance the environment for both people and wildlife by:
- Promoting public access to the countryside by means of a programme of events, including walks and talks
- Identifying improvement projects and raising funds to progress them
- Encouraging volunteers to assist with projects
BVCT works closely with partners including:
- Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership
- Local authorities
- Local groups with similar interests