Natural Surrey Heath

Natural Surrey Heath is a project jointly sponsored by the Blackwater Valley Countryside Trust and The Camberley Society

About the project

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 where every child benefits from exploring, playing and learning outdoors. A borough where we all enjoy high-quality green spaces, nature surrounds our homes, the air is clean to breathe and it is a pleasure to walk everywhere.

Together let’s make Surrey Heath one of the most beautiful and naturally diverse places in the country. This is the start of a journey. Learning from experience here, we will spread our initiative to the whole Blackwater Valley making it a great place to live, work and play.

How you can help

Our project needs people support to make it happen:

Free nest box kits

Our first step in helping nature was to give away 50 free nest box kits to Surrey Heath residents to celebrate National Nestbox week. Getting a nest box allows people to see nest building, egg laying, incubating, feeding young and fledging in your own garden – a wonderful way to get close to nature. If you didn’t manage to get a free nest box from us, they are widely available.  As long as you get one in place by mid-March, you could soon have birds nesting in your garden. Read about how to put up a nest box.

The Lost Words

We've carried out several other projects, including donating 90 copies of the illustrated book The Lost Words book to primary schools.

The Lost Words book is a joyful celebration of nature words and the natural world they invoke. All over the country, there are words disappearing from children's lives - these are the words of the natural world - dandelion, otter, bramble and acorn, all gone.