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.


Upcoming Events

May
22
Tue
2018
2:30 pm Butterfly Walk @ Shepherd Meadows
Butterfly Walk @ Shepherd Meadows
May 22 @ 2:30 pm
Sandhurst Chelsea Fringe Week Can you tell an Admiral from a Skipper, and where can you find a Painted Lady with Ringlets and Orange Tips?  All can be found right on your doorstep. Follow Bernard Baverstock of the Blackwater Valley Countryside Trust and he will try and find them for[...]
May
23
Wed
2018
7:45 pm Finding Swifts in Sandhurst @ Shepherd Meadows Car Park
Finding Swifts in Sandhurst @ Shepherd Meadows Car Park
May 23 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm
Sandhurst Chelsea Fringe Week Where have our Swifts gone? Half of these very special birds have disappeared in the UK in just 20 years! Come for a walk with Colin Wilson of Blackwater Valley Countryside Trust to see if we can find some in Sandhurst’s streets and find out why[...]
May
26
Sat
2018
10:00 am Take a Walk on the Wild Side @ Sandhurst Library
Take a Walk on the Wild Side @ Sandhurst Library
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Sandhurst Chelsea Fringe Week Stretch your legs with the Blackwater Valley Countryside Trust’s Mary Ferriss and Peter Collins, in conjunction with Sandhurst Health Walks. Starting in Sandhurst, this gentle 9 km circular walk passes through heathland, pasture and forest and takes in Wildmoor Heath Nature Reserve’s rolling landscape of heather,[...]

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


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


Natural Surrey Heath Project

February 15, 2018
Natural Surrey Heath Project is jointly sponsored by 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...
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Events


"Beating the Bounds of Yateley Walk" 

We are excited to announce our Big Valley Ramble will be "Beating the Bounds” on 29th April 2018. This walk takes a circular route of just over 11 miles round the Yateley parish boundary, uncovering hidden gems and historical traditions. You’ll be guided round some of the less well known, but surprisingly beautiful, parts of Yateley, Frogmore and Darby Green, through fields, woods, heathlands and waterways. Refreshments and toilets will be available en route. Children are welcome, if accompanied by adults and dogs on leads.  Read More