Black Dam & Crabtree Grp


Black Dam logo Black Dam Nature Reserve & Crabtree Plantation is one of Basingstoke’s  finest parks with wonderful views of rolling downland.We help to maintain and  improve the wildlife value and public enjoyment of this nature park with tasks such as coppicing, pond clearance, plug planting, and path maintenance.

With a wealth of wildlife knowledge within the existing group, this is a great opportunity to get fit, help the local area, learn some countryside skills and discover new species that are right on our doorstep! The group meet once a month on a Saturday morning mainly from September to  April.

Work parties
Our winter work parties are scheduled once per month October  to March on a Saturday morning.  We  meet at the Bolton Arch Car Park at 10.00am and refreshments are provided mid morning. Do wear clothes suitable to the weather, but all tools are provided.

During the summer  months –  April to September –  there are lots of other activities going on. We do butterfly transects and   wild flowers surveys among other things.

To  keep up to date with news about the park and what is going on you can subscribe to our  e-newsletter  by  contacting us on

Here is a flavour of the  park we work on …

Black Dam

There is also information about the group and its friends here on the borough website 



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