I was standing in the Yateley Gravel Pit car park on Saturday morning a half hour before the scheduled start to our walk. The snow was getting heavier and heavier and was already settling. The wind was strong from the east and it was bitter. Visibility on the A30 was poor. Read More
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. Full details and booking will commence shortly on our WEBSITE, so in the meantime, please reserve the date in your diary.
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
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, plus stands from local conservation groups and the local camera club. We will have a quick run through of the year’s results before our guest speaker, Edward Mayer of Swift Conservation, talks to us about the national campaign to save these amazing birds.
Come and join us!
"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 like to invite you on a gently invigorating five-mile walk through the delightful countryside around Finchampstead. There may be a few undulations and muddy patches, but its walkability will have been thoroughly tested beforehand. Well-behaved dogs are very welcome.
The starting point is the car park next to St James's Church in Finchampstead (RG40 4LU), and it will end in another car park, strangely but conveniently located next to the Queens Oak pub, where Alan and Mary would be delighted if you would join them in a slimline tonic or two.
There is no need to book - simply be there at 9.50am for a 10 o'clock start."
Welcome to the latest version of our website, which among its features contains a blog like this for the first time. This gives us a rare opportunity - to hear from you direct the issues that are most important to you as members of the Trust. Above all, we want you to tell us the kind of things you think we should be doing in the Valley. Bring it on!"