Blackwater Valley Path

Walk sections of the 23-mile riverside path and discover the green spaces and recreational facilities en route.

The Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership has led the way in reviving this once forgotten corner of Hampshire, Berkshire and Surrey, opening it up for access.

The footpath follows the Blackwater river through woodland and flower-rich meadows, linking a wide variety of nature reserves, country parks, water sports facilities and other recreational areas.

The path is mostly flat, has many sections that are easy to use and is becoming increasingly popular with walkers and cyclists.

Sections of the path

Section Distance Nearest station(s)
miles
Section 1: Rowhill Copse to Pea Bridge 1.75 Aldershot
Section 2: Pea Bridge to Shawfield 2.25 Aldershot
Section 3: Shawfields to Hollybush Pits 2 Ash, Ash Vale, North Camp
Section 4: Hollybush Pits to Coleford Bridge 2 North Camp
Section 5: Coleford Bridge to M3 Bridge 2.5 Farnborough North, Farnborough Main, Frimley
Section 6: M3 Bridge to Blackwater Park 1.5 Blackwater, Frimley
Section 7: Blackwater Park to Swan Lane 1.5 Blackwater, Sandhurst
Section 8: Swan Lane to Grove Lake 2 Sandhurst
Section 9: Grove Lake to Longwater Road 1.5
Section 10: Longwater Road to Eversley Bridge 1.5
Section 11: Eversley Bridge to Jouldings Lane 2.25
Section 12: Jouldings Lane to Swallowfield 2.5