Attend an event

We organise a full calendar of events. These include walks, talks and conservation activities designed to introduce people to and educate people about the Blackwater Valley and its wildlife. Attending an event is a great way to get exercise and make new friends. We hope to meet you at one of our events.

Volunteer to support an event

Support at an event is always very welcome:

  • collecting donations/charges
  • handing out BVCT leaflets
  • acting as a back marker to walks.

If you're able to help, please contact us.

Book an event

24 May 2019 Guided flower walk

There is no charge for this event but booking by email is essential

25 May 2019 Small mammal trapping

There is no charge for this event but booking by email by 22 May is essential

Upcoming events

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  • 18
    May 18, 2019

    10:00 am-1:00 pm
    May 18, 2019

    Save the date! More details will follow.

  • 18
    May 18, 2019
    Wild primroses - celebrate Primrose Day on 19 April!

    10:00 am-2:00 pm
    May 18, 2019
    St Mary's Church at Eversley
    St Mary's Church, Eversley RG27 0PX

    Please arrive at 9.45 for registration.

    This will be one of our longer walks and is just under 9 miles. It will be a circular walk from St Mary’s church at Eversley, next to Eversley Barn Antiques on the A327, and head through Bramshill plantation and on to the Blackwater River.

    We will follow the river passing through some of the most scenic parts of the Blackwater Valley including the New Mill footbridge and Thatcher’s Ford.

    On the return we will pass through a hidden primrose patch in the middle of the plantation and pass by a pond I have been unable to show you in previous years because paths to it were far too wet and overgrown, but I’ve been snipping away at it and hopefully the current dry spell will continue. This will lead us by the site of the barrow at Cudbury Clump and back through Heath Warren.

    There are 9 stiles or barriers on the way. Some of these are tall, some small and a couple a bit wonky but please don’t be put off by these and we may be able to bypass a couple of them. It will be worth the effort as I’m sure we will be entertained by Kites, Kingfishers and Skylarks.

    We have two main road crossings and some walking along quiet lanes and we also pass through farmland so dogs on leads at all times please. This route is not really suitable for prams and buggies.

    I would hope to return to the church at 14:00.

    Hope to see you.

    Paul

     

     

  • 24
    May 24, 2019

    2:00 pm-4:00 pm
    May 24, 2019
    Sandhurst Community Hall
    161 Yorktown Rd, Sandhurst GU47 9AQ

    Key information

    This walk is a guided walk to find and identify wild flower species. It passes through a wet meadow, so please wear appropriate footwear. The walk is part of the Sandhurst Flower and Culture Festival, in conjunction with the Chelsea Fringe. There is no charge for this event but booking by email is essential.

    The route

    The walk will take place in an unspoilt nature reserve between the Sandhurst Memorial Park balancing pond and the River Blackwater, called Blackwater Reach Meadow. This area contains dozens of species of beautiful early summer flowers – some of which are rare.

    We’ll supply the expert help – you can bring your flower book if you have one!

  • 25
    May 25, 2019

    8:30 am-10:30 am
    May 25, 2019
    Moor Green Lakes
    Finchampstead

    Key information

    We’ll be examining live catching traps to discover what small mammals are living in the undergrowth in part of Moor Green Lakes Reserve. It will be a rare opportunity to see some of our smallest British mammals.

    Numbers are limited numbers, so please book by email by the 22nd May, to receive full details of meeting place and the opportunity to help with setting the traps on Thursday and Friday evenings.

    The duration will be approximately 2 hours, depending on the catch.

    This event is open to all. Accompanied children are welcome, but no dogs please.

    There is no charge for this event but donations are welcome.

News from past events

Monthly walk in April 2019

April 20, 2019

Our April walk was a glorious springtime stroll from Simon's Wood

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Monthly walk in March 2019

March 16, 2019

Read about our March walk around Yateley Common and town centre.

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Annual General Meeting 2019

March 14, 2019

The AGM took place on 14 March 2019 at the Sandhurst Community Hall.

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Monthly walk in February 2019

February 16, 2019
Read about our February walk around the Lakeside Nature Reserve
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