2015 – Benches by the Blackwater Appeal

Benches by the Blackwater

We have a great path along the valley, all 23 miles of it! But how nice it is to sit a while in a quiet, pretty, wildlife rich place and rest your legs. So for the year 2014/2015 we raised funds to place more benches along the our path for those walkers who like to enjoy our valley.

A bench can cost anything from a few hundred pounds to well over £1000. The most expensive last longer and need less maintenance, so we were very careful in choosing the right bench for the right place.

It took a while, but finally got things under way, and the first of several benches to be sited at various points along the Path was installed by BVCP rangers at Swan Lake in early 2016, in time for the Walk the Path walkers to rest their aching limbs for a short while. Three more followed in quick succession.

If you were generous enough to contribute to the appeal, we hope that you have managed to enjoy the appropriate reward and enjoyed a welcome sitdown on a bench that was situated in just the right place …..