Benches by the River Blackwater

This appeal is closed, thank you for all your support

We have a great path along the valley, all 23 miles of it! But how nice it is to sit a while in a quiet, pretty, wildlife rich place and rest your legs. So for the year 2014/2015 we are raising funds to place more benches along the our path for those walkers who like to enjoy our valley.

A bench can cost anything from a few hundred pounds to well over £1000. The most expensive last longer and need less maintenance. We will be choosing the right bench for the right place as we raise funds to meet our aims.

It’s taken a while, but we have finally got things under way. The first of several benches to be sited at various points along the Path was installed by Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership Rangers  at Swan Lake, in time for the Walk the Path walkers to rest their aching limbs for a short while.