What we do!

The Blackwater Valley Countryside Trust was founded in 2006 by enthusiasts who care about the people and wildlife of the Blackwater Valley. We are a registered charity, with a dozen dedicated Trustees using their wide range of backgrounds to help conserve and improve its natural environment. This includes managing its countryside, and preserving its wildlife habitats and landscapes by making conservation projects happen. And that's not all - we organise events, and encourage the public to take part in our activities, educating them about and introducing them to the wildlife. In short, anything we can to make the Blackwater Valley a better place to live. 

If you'd like a taste of what we get up to, click on our Facebook icon bottom right of this screen. You'll see reports and pictures of walks and talks we've put on, environmental news from around the Valley, and general items of interest to anyone who might share our passion for this hidden gem of a Valley where we live.

Want to join us? Click on either the Support Us tab above to become a member, or the Contact tab for further details.


Upcoming Events

Apr
29
Sun
2018
9:00 am Beating the Bounds @ Darby Green Centre
Beating the Bounds @ Darby Green Centre
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am
Hot on the heels of last years’ successful Big Valley Ramble, the Blackwater Valley Countryside Trust invites you to join us on our popular annual event with a difference. Organised by the Trust with help from Yateley Town Council and local groups, you will be walking 11 miles through some[...]
May
19
Sat
2018
8:30 am Mammal Trapping @ Moor Green Lakes Reserve
Mammal Trapping @ Moor Green Lakes Reserve
May 19 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Join Bernard Baverstock on one of his small mammal surveys at Moor Green Lakes Reserve, on Sat 19th May, at 08.30 We will open the humane traps and hopefully find some of the Mice, Voles and Shrews, which live on the reserve. Numbers are limited so please  Book Here  Full details[...]
9:00 pm Bat Walk @ Sandhurst Council Offices
Bat Walk @ Sandhurst Council Offices
May 19 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sandhurst Chelsea Fringe Week 2018 Everyone knows mammals can’t fly. Except bats. Looking and listening for these mystical creatures in a summer dusk is one of nature’s treats. Steve Bailey of the Blackwater Valley Countryside Trust is your guide.  Children welcome if accompanied by adults, bring torch, not suitable for[...]

Organised Events

Throughout the year, we operate a full calendar of organised events. These include exhibitions, fayres and other activities. More

Volunteers

Volunteers are essential in helping us complete our work. Whatever your skills are and however long you want to volunteer for.  More 

 

Membership

Join us with the knowing that your membership is helping towards the conservation and protection of the Blackwater Valley. More

 

The Valley

Within The Valley, there are many species of birds, butterflies, wildlife, and flora as well as recreational activities. Take a walk

 

Projects - Appeals


Natural Surrey Heath Project is jointly sponsored by the Blackwater Valley Countryside Trust and The Camberley Society.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 and every child benefits from exploring, playing and learning outdoors. More

Blackwater Valley Swifts...Swifts are one of our most iconic birds. They visit us for just three months a year just to breed in our buildings. More


Woodland Flowers... With the money from our 2017 appeal we want to improve the natural beauty of your local woodlands by planting native wildflowers under trees by footpaths.  More


Yateley Common Walk – 17th March 2018

March 26, 2018
I was standing in the Yateley Gravel Pit car park on Saturday morning a half hour before the scheduled start to our walk. The snow was getting heavier and heavier and was already settling. The...
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Natural Surrey Heath Project

February 15, 2018
Natural Surrey Heath Project is jointly sponsored by Blackwater Valley Countryside Trust and The Camberley Society   We aim to make Surrey Heath a natural borough. A place where people and wildlife are better connected. A borough...
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Events


"Beating the Bounds of Yateley Walk" 

We are excited to announce our Big Valley Ramble will be "Beating the Bounds” on 29th April 2018. This walk takes a circular route of just over 11 miles round the Yateley parish boundary, uncovering hidden gems and historical traditions. You’ll be guided round some of the less well known, but surprisingly beautiful, parts of Yateley, Frogmore and Darby Green, through fields, woods, heathlands and waterways. Refreshments and toilets will be available en route. Children are welcome, if accompanied by adults and dogs on leads.  Read More