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Coot and reed logo in blue, footprint in green arrowBlackwater Valley Path

35 km / 22 miles

Bracknell F, Hants, Surrey, Wokingham
This easy and fairly level route following the Blackwater river along the Surrey/Wokingham/Hampshire borders is planned to link eventually to the North Downs Way National Trail at Farnham, and via the Loddon Valley to the Thames between Reading and Henley.

A route of contrasting halves, the river first flows east and north looping through the suburban areas of Aldershot, Farnborough, Frimley and Blackwater to reach Sandhurst, after which it takes a westerley course in much more rural surroundings through a series of flooded gravel pits with interesting birdlife, and then in quiet meadows, sometimes on recent new permissive paths, to reach the confluence with the Loddon.

It crosses the Basingstoke Canal Walk at the aqueduct near Aldershot (SU887513).

Detailed schematic maps are available from the website below.


Details:

Path Type
Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Coot and reed logo in blue, footprint in green arrow
Waymark
Coot and reed logo in blue, footprint in green arrow
Attributes
Easy; River
Start
SU849500 - Rowhill Nature Reserve, Aldershot, Hants
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Finish
SU727649 - Swallowfield, Wokingham
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Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Booklet
Explore the Blackwater Valley (including the Blackwater Valley Path) (Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership - March 2012)
Leaflet - External PDF
Blackwater Valley Path - PDF (Hampshire County Council)
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Maps:

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B & B Accommodation

 
Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger
OS Landranger Active
OS Explorer
145159160
OS Explorer Active
145159160

Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

 
 
From Path
Along Path
B & B Accommodation
Hatsue Guest House  (bookable online)
2 Km
18 Km

Connected Paths:


Downloads:

GPS Exchange Format Route File
Blackwater Valley Footpath GPX Exchange Format Route File
Last Updated 11/08/2016 17:42:58 - Minor adjustments to route & diversion south of North camp Station
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MemoryMap Route file
Blackwater Valley Footpath Memory Map Route File
Last Updated 11/08/2016 17:42:58 - Minor adjustments to route & diversion south of North camp Station
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Tracklogs Route file
Blackwater Valley Footpath Tracklogs Route file
Last Updated 11/08/2016 17:42:58 - Minor adjustments to route & diversion south of North camp Station
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Route Profile:

36.0 Km (22.4 miles)
149 m (489 ft) ascent
136 m (446 ft)  maximum height