See how to look after your own wood

… that’s the kind made up of lots of trees. The Trust is being given a tour by the owner of a 30-acre wood near Basingstoke that he has owned and cultivated for thirty years. Professor Julian Evans was the Chief Research Officer of the UK Forestry Commission and gave an inspiring talk at our AGM in February. Place are limited so book now with

Help the Trust and win loads of cash!

There’s a new way you can support the work of the Blackwater Valley Countryside Trust, and you could win yourself a big cash prize. You can now support our efforts protecting local green spaces and wildlife by buying a lottery ticket (or two) at both the Hart and Rushmoor Lotteries. Every £1 ticket you buy sees 50p come straight to us and with prizes up to £25,000 to be won every week, it’s not just us who could be celebrating. For more information please see the respective websites and and don’t forget to click “Blackwater Valley Countryside Trust” when buying your tickets. Good luck, and thank you.

John walks the whole path …..

Congratulations to John Howcroft who on the 7th August walked the entire length of the the Blackwater Valley Path, from Rowhill Nature Reserve in Aldershot to the War Memorial in Swallowfield, covering the 23.7 miles in 10.25 hours.