Many countryside sites in the Valley are freely open for public access. Most rely heavily on local volunteers to look after them. Why not visit them all and get involved with your favourite.
The largest ancient woodland in the Valley, still with active coppicing. Managed by the Rowhill Nature Reserve Society who open their field centre Sunday afternoons.
A small piece of peaceful green in the heart of Aldershot reclaimed from one industrial brickworks. Looked after by the Friends of Brickfields
Recently restored after sand and gravel extraction it is now one of Surreys best bird watching spots and lots of other wildlife too. Looked after by the very active Tice’s Meadow Bird Group.
On the north slope of the Hogs back this gives 12ha of chalk grassland with fine views. Managed by the BVC Partnership.
A small urban fringe woodland with a friends group
25 Ha of open meadows and a small ancient woodland. Managed by the BVC Partnership.
Restored from gravel workings to create a variety of habitats and now with a children’s play area.
110ha of mature woodland, with canal-side walks and historic traces of the MOD ‘s past presence.
A small area looked after for wildlife by local residents. www.facebook.com/SnakyLane/
Queen Elizabeth Park
A small mature woodland in the heart of Farnborough. Looked after by Friends of Queen Elizabeth Park
Once a MOD base and golf course now 90ha of woodland and meadows with Café and field centre on site.
A valuable green corridor along the brook, cared for by Cove Brook Greenway Group
Flood plain grasslands
Wildlife rich fields and more formal recreational facilities alongside the River Blackwater
Moor Green Lakes
50ha of lakes and surrounding meadows and scrub managed for wildlife by Moor Green Lakes Group. Limited access but good views from surrounding footpaths.