Blackwater Valley





Blackwater Valley Partnership

The Blackwater Valley is maintained as an open space between the borders of Berkshire, Hampshire and Surrey.

Work in the Blackwater Valley is co-ordinated by the Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership on behalf of the local authorities within the area. The BVCP works to help protect the Blackwater Valley as an open green and attractive space for the enjoyment of all.

The River Blackwater runs for approximately 30 km from the source, near Aldershot in the south, northwards to Swallowfield and the confluence with the rivers Whitewater and Loddon. It includes a variety of scenery ranging from semi-urban landscapes to unspoilt countryside. Several towns and villages lie within or close to the Valley and it is estimated that over 300,000 people live within 2km of the River.

Today parts of the Valley are recognised for their ecological importance, this includes the Blackwater Valley SSSI. Local planning authorities have designated 31 areas as Wildlife Sites.

Please click here to go straight to the external BVCP website.

Contact details

Project Manager – Steve Bailey

Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership
Ash Lock Cottage, Government Road, Aldershot, Hampshire GU11 2PS
Telephone: 01252 331353
Fax: 01252 331354

The Project is supported by

Blackwater & Hawley Town Council, Bracknell Forest Borough Council, Farnham Town Council, Guildford Borough Council, Hampshire County Council , Hart District Council, Rushmoor Borough Council, Sandhurst Town Council, Surrey Heath Borough Council, Surrey County Council, Waverley Borough Council, Wokingham Unitary Authority, Yateley Town Council

Surrey County Council
working in partnership
Surrey Countryside Management