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

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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 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


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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Annual General Meeting 2018

January 17, 2018
The Trust is holding its yearly review on February 8th at the Memorial Hall in Sandhurst (GU479BJ). The doors open at 7.30pm when you will be able to see displays featuring our work this year,...
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Walk Off The Christmas Pudding!

December 20, 2017
"On Friday, December 29th we are offering you the chance to:  Walk Off The Christmas Pudding! In the company of one of our stalwarts, Alan Taylor, and one of our new Trustees, Mary Ferriss, we'd...
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Events - Reports


Walking off the Christmas Pudding: 29 December 2017

I can’t actually say that figgy pudding lay heavy on the stomach, but before going off to celebrate Christmas in Australia, Colin Wilson established a Trust practice of “walking off the Christmas pudding”. More


Arborfield Walkers - 21st October 2017

On the 21st October we held the eighth of our countryside walks. This was the last in this series and we went a bit further north to Arborfield. This is an area that will soon change dramatically due to new housing and new bypass roads. When we met at the public car park near The Bull pub at Arborfield Cross, Storm Brian was making its presence felt with some very strong winds and occasional squalls. More
 


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