Section 2 – Pea Bridge to Shawfields

Here you'll find directions for section 2 of the Blackwater Valley Path.

Distance: 2.25 miles

1 Aldershot Park

  • From Pea Bridge, follow the path on the north bank of the River Blackwater.
  • At the new housing, take the unsurfaced path between the crematorium and the River.
  • In Aldershot Park, either follow the north bank path past an adventure playground or take the south bank path alongside Tongham Pool.

Tongham Pool is a shallow lake. The margins are ideal for wildfowl and water plants. The pool is also used by damselflies and dragonflies.

  • Cross the River on the bridge opposite a pedestrian underpass and turn left to follow the River.
  • At the main road, turn right towards the roundabout and cross the busy road carefully at the marked crossing point.

2 Shawfields

  • Safely on the other side, bear right and take the access track on the left to rejoin the riverside path.
  • Take the second footbridge over the River, just before the end of Shawfields.
  • At the path junction, turn right to cross back over the River
  • Turn left immediately and follow the river bank to the Basingstoke Canal Aqueduct.