Attend an event

We organise a full calendar of events. These include walks, talks and conservation activities designed to introduce people to and educate people about the Blackwater Valley and its wildlife. Attending an event is a great way to get exercise and make new friends. We hope to meet you at one of our events.

Volunteer to support an event

Support at an event is always very welcome:

  • collecting donations/charges
  • handing out BVCT leaflets
  • acting as a back marker to walks.

If you're able to help, please contact us.

Book an event

21-09-2019 Mammal survey at Moor Green Lakes

Please book by 18 September for the location details and a chance to help set the traps

21-09-2019 Bat walk at Shepherd Meadows

Numbers are limited, so please book early

24-09-2019 Walk and talk from Darby Green hall

25-09-2019 Rail to Trail: walk North Camp to Crowthorne and return by train

Please book by 17 September

26-09-2019 Rail to Trail: circular walk from Sandhurst

26-09-2019 Rail to Trail: circular walk from Ash

Upcoming events

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  • 21
    September 21, 2019

    8:30 am-10:30 am
    September 21, 2019
    Moor Green Lakes
    Finchampstead

    One of the Trust’s wildlife specialists, Trustee Bernard Baverstock, will lead a rare opportunity to see some of our smallest British mammals.

    We will be examining live catching traps to discover what small mammals are living in the undergrowth in part of Moor Green Lakes Reserve.

    The event will last approximately two hours.

    Accompanied children are welcome, but no dogs please.

    Booking is essential to get the location details and the chance to help with setting the traps on Thursday and Friday evenings.

    Numbers are limited so early booking is advised, but please book by 18 September.

    Booking details

  • 21
    September 21, 2019

    10:00 am-1:30 pm
    September 21, 2019
    Kennels Lane
    Kennels Lane, off Ively Road, Farnborough. Nearest postcode is GU14 0LL - not exact, so look for the brown signs to Southwood Woodland. The grid reference is SU844545

    This will be just over 9 miles around the boundaries of the Farnborough airfield and old Pyestock site.

    We’ll start from the new car park in the old Kennels Lane off Ively road in Farnborough.

    We’ll start by walking across the area formerly the Southwood golf course but now to become a country park. We will enter the airfield complex at Meadow Gate before passing through the reconstructed balloon shed and onto the old ‘factory’ area before crossing over the top of the airfield with its splendid views and heading down to the canal.

    We’ll walk over two miles along the towpath before entering the woodland and following the boundary of the old NGTE establishment into Southwood Woodland and back to Kennels Lane.

    As in previous years we’ll pause briefly to look at wind tunnels, graves of famous army horses and strange concrete army firing and exercise structures plus who knows what – remember the juggling unicyclist from last year?

    For a change there are no stiles or significant slopes on this walk and surfaces are mostly good.

    We should return just after 13:30

    Booking is not necessary.

  • 21
    September 21, 2019

    10:00 am-4:00 pm
    September 21, 2019-September 29, 2019
    Moor Green Lakes
    Finchampstead

    Moor Green Lakes Reserve is providing a self-guided walk around the perimeter of the reserve.

    Information posters describing conservation activities will be available on public footpaths from Grove Hide along the River Blackwater to the Moor Green Lakes car park for the duration of the Festival.

  • 21
    September 21, 2019

    7:15 pm-9:15 pm
    September 21, 2019
    Shepherd Meadows
    Marshall Road, GU47 0FJ. Grid ref: SU848607.

    Of all the Trust’s regular specialist walks, our bat walks are always the first to fill up.

    Maybe it’s the combination of the expert knowledge of BVC Partnership Manager Steve Bailey and the specialist bat detector equipment, or maybe it’s just the strange fascination these creatures of the night have for us.

    You’ll need to bring a torch to find your way in the dark, wrap up warm, and expect to be exploring for about two hours.

    This is a great evening for all the family.

    Meet at 19.15 at Shepherd Meadows car park (off A321 Marshall Road, map ref SU 848607)

    Booking is essential and numbers are limited, so please book early.

    Booking details

  • 22
    September 22, 2019

    10:00 am-4:00 pm
    September 22, 2019-September 29, 2019
    Moor Green Lakes
    Finchampstead

    Moor Green Lakes Reserve is providing a self-guided walk around the perimeter of the reserve.

    Information posters describing conservation activities will be available on public footpaths from Grove Hide along the River Blackwater to the Moor Green Lakes car park for the duration of the Festival.

News from past events

Monthly walk in August 2019

August 17, 2019
A 9 mile circular walk from Bramshot Farm - read the report from our leader, Paul.
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Butterfly and bug hunt

June 22, 2019
This was a fascinating family walk at Moor Green Lakes with Paul Richards.
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Small mammal trapping

May 25, 2019
This was a rare chance to see some of our smallest British mammals.
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Getting children involved with nature

May 19, 2019
Dissecting owl pellets on our stand at at the Surrey Heath Show.
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