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Posted:  Thursday 29 November 2018

South East Associates
Sandhurst to Horseshoe Lake Walk

- Tuesday 16th October -

Wildmoor Heath is a precious survival of rare heathland which hosts a number of fragile species of mosses fungi, reptiles and birds, these including the tree pipit and the nightjar.

After some careful manoeuvring everyone managed to find a parking space in the dog-walker-busy car-park and we set off across Wildmoor Heath and through Edgbarrow Woods carefully negotiating the railway line and three fields of horses on the way to reach Horseshoe Lake.

Horseshoe Lake covers 22 acres and is named after the shape of the small island in the middle.  Today it is used for a number of activities including fishing and sailing.

Our walk took us around the lake and beside the Blackwater River which runs beside the lake.
The Blackwater River runs for some 20 miles rising near Aldershot and meeting the Whitewater and hence the River Loddon near Swallowfield, Berkshire.  It forms the border of Hampshire and Berkshire for much of its length.

After a short stop at the sailing club for coffee we retraced our steps to the Wildmoor Heath car-park.

After our walk we all adjourned to the nearby Village Inn at Sandhurst for a very enjoyable lunch.

Chris. Stanley

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