The Bourne Conservation Group aims to improve the landscape and biodiversity of South Farnham by carrying out practical work in public open spaces including woodland, gardens and footpaths. It also manages the Old Bourne Churchyard, the Middle Bourne Lane community garden and the flowers at the Lower Bourne crossroads.
The group participates in the Farnham in Bloom campaign and has led successful walks in the first two Walking Festivals. New members of all ages are made very welcome, and several young people are currently working with us as part of the voluntary service section of the DoE awards scheme. Contact can be made through firstname.lastname@example.org or www.bourneconservation .org.uk
In 2019 the group are leading the following walks:
Monday 20 May - Exploring the Heritage, Wildlife and Conservation of the Bourne Valley - a 3-mile circular walk which begins at the Church of St Thomas-on-the Bourne, visiting sites of heritage and wildlife interest in the area, giving a historical account of the development of the Bourne through the writings of George Sturt and other local residents.
Wednesday 29 May - A Walk in the Bourne Woods - a 4-mile scenic circular walk down the Bourne Valley, into and around the Bourne Woods with special attention to local history, wildlife and filming in the Woods.