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

There are currently no events to be booked.

Upcoming events

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  • 13
    July 13, 2019

    10:30 am-1:00 pm
    July 13, 2019
    Red Cross Centre car park
    Monteagle Lane, Yateley, GU46 6LU

    Please meet us at the Red Cross Centre car park Monteagle Lane, Yateley GU46 6LU at 10.30, from where we will take a leisurely stroll to the lovely Castle Bottom National Nature Reserve.

    At 11, our expert, Alan, will guide us through the Reserve, where, if the conditions are right, we will see several types of dragonflies and damselflies, and hopefully other species of insects.

  • 20
    July 20, 2019

    10:00 am-1:00 pm
    July 20, 2019
    Colt Hill car park
    Odiham, RG29 1FR

    It is hard to think how to match the extraordinary walk and views we had on our last walk up to Caesar’s Camp. So this time we’ll have a slight out-of-valley experience, exploring the delights of the Basingstoke Canal, the Whitewater River and Odiham Castle.

    Key information

    Colt Hill car park is at the end of London Road off the main road through Odiham (look for the large Hovis sign). Post code RG29 1FR.

    The 7-mile walk will start at 10:00 and we should be back around 13:15.

    This walk is mostly flat with good surface, however the paths are a bit overgrown in places and there are several stiles in varying degrees of wobblyness. Therefore this walk is unsuitable for prams and buggies.

    As we are in farmland and there is one awkward road crossing all dogs on leads please.

    The route

    We’ll meet at the Colt Hill car park alongside the canal in Odiham for a seven mile walk across Odiham Common and woods before continuing through farmland before we get to see the clear water of the Whitewater and the canal at Greywell.

    Then we will have a look around the remains of the keep of St John’s castle and we will finish with nearly two miles along the towpath back to Colt Hill.

    We hope to see you.

News from past events

Butterfly and bug hunt

June 22, 2019
This was a fascinating family walk at Moor Green Lakes with Paul Richards.
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Monthly walk in June 2019

June 15, 2019
This month's walk on June 15 was 5.5 miles to Caesar's Camp
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Small mammal trapping

May 25, 2019
This was a rare chance to see some of our smallest British mammals.
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Getting children involved with nature

May 19, 2019
Dissecting owl pellets on our stand at at the Surrey Heath Show.
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