Our Mission is to use our skills and resources to make the Blackwater Valley a special place, full of life, where the countryside is valued and the people and wildlife thrive together. We do this by engaging local people and businesses in nature and conservation activities and show them the purpose and benefits of our work. Learn more about us >

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Join the Blackwater Valley Countryside Trust today

Join us today

Becoming a member of the Blackwater Valley Countryside Trust is a great way to support our work protecting wildlife in our beautiful Valley.

Attend an event hosted by the Blackwater Valley Countryside Trust

Attend an event

Throughout the year, we operate a full calendar of events. These include walks, exhibitions and fayres.

Volunteer with the Blackwater Valley Countryside Trust


Volunteers are essential in helping us complete our work. Whatever your availability and skills are - you can get involved.

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Please support us this Christmas

December 4, 2019
Remember to shop at smile.amazon.co.uk and help us raise vital funds
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Community lottery – Autumn 2019

November 2, 2019
Support us - buy a lottery ticket for the chance to win £25,000!
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Monthly walk in October 2019

October 13, 2019
The walk on 19 October was a circular walk starting from Swallowfield Park.
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Blackwater River Festival 2019

September 29, 2019

Our Festival has now drawn to a close and we reflect on a fantastic week.

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Mammals and moths enthrall the children

September 29, 2019
Surveys to discover wildlife are always our most popular events.
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Festival first! A new Rail to Trail initiative

September 26, 2019
It's easy to explore the 23 mile wildlife corridor of our Valley by train
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