Family friendly nature walks in the Blackwater Valley
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Explore the Blackwater Valley countryside, find birds, butterflies, wildflowers and lots of nature on these self-guided circular walks.
- How to get there,
- Where to park
- Buses and trains
- Step by step guides
And remember walking is good for fitness and mental health.
Take the kids out to enjoy activities that show them how great nature really is!
We will be regularly adding country walks around our area so keep coming back to visit us.
This website was created by Colin Wilson, a local resident for 30 years and was, for 15 years, a Trustee of the Blackwater Valley Countryside Trust. His wish is to introduce people and especially families with kids to the nature on our doorstep.
The attractive routes vary in length and difficulty from just over a mile to over ten miles so you will find some for you and your fellow walkers.
Some of the sights and things you can find are illustrated with Colin's own photos on these pages. Most of the birds were photographed by Brian Slade or Brian Winter to whom we are very grateful. Other images are by Alan Holmes, Paul Richards (insects, butterflies and dragonflies) and Richard Sargeant (Dragonflies). All are copyright.
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