Situated off Boxalls Lane, in Aldershot, Hampshire, is probably one of the British Isles smallest and least known country parks. (Unless you know of one under 8 acres !) Reclaimed from the remains of a Victorian brickworks and clay diggings, Brickfields Country Park is a peaceful, natural park, known only by local residents and a few in the know - and now you ! . . . .
Operated by The Friends of Brickfields Country Park in conjunction with Rushmoor Borough Council, The Friends were formed in 1992 by a group of local residents wanting to become involved the furtherance of a local amenity. The group operates under license from Rushmoor Borough Council as part of the Parks Department, performing varied conservation tasks from rubbish clearing to building new paths. We are associated to Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership which links us to other conservation groups nation-wide for training, and advice.
We welcome involvement from anyone, as members of the group or occasional volunteers. Work parties are held in the park on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month from 1:30pm (12:30 in the winter, see the Dates) onwards unless it is bucketing down !, do look at the Dates page for the latest work schedules. No special skills are needed, just some strong footwear and a bit of enthusiasm !.us celebrate one of Aldershot's little known gems and see the work of the Brickfields volunteers. There were wildlife and environmental stalls and displays, farm animals, birds of prey display, hot and cold refreshments, games, quizzes, competitions, cuddly toy tombola, cake stall and our own brand "Brickfields Park" jams, again a very popular item. Coffee and tea from our refreshments were all "Fair Trade" products.
We must thank everyone who helped to make our Funday another great event in the local community - the public and visitors, our stallholders and volunteers and our sponsors - many, many thanks.
Next years Funday will be on Sunday the 2nd of July. For further details see our Dates page early next year.
Our Search page has been reworked with a new search engine core to make it easier finding that odd bit of information you want in the 1000+ pages we currently have. Information on - our history - related links - future dates - photos and descriptions of 461 species of fauna and flora that have been found in the park, including a gallery of over 650 photos of plants - flowers - animals - trees - views - park events and more from Brickfields Country Park. Contact Mike, if you find a any problems.
The Plantlife and Wildlife pages are continually expanding, with each species found in the park having a picture and short description, (a few of the bird entries also have sounds). A new Dates page for 2011 has been launched, it is regularly updated with events as we get details. Meanwhile the Gallery continues its growth, and with more new photos being added all the time, and a backlog of over a hundred to process, we ask you please bear with us. (All are copyrighted so contact us if you would like to use them.)
Please roam around our website, you will find links to similar organisations as ourselves, along with their E-mail addresses, contact names and some handy phone numbers and web url's. There is a description of the park, its history, how to find it and forthcoming dates for The Friends and the Park. Please feel free to e-mail any comments and suggestions for our site.
Rushmoor Borough Council have published several walks around the Borough, three of which include Brickfields Country Park. We have saved them on our website and they can be downloaded from the following links, we hope you enjoy them - especially Brickfields Park of course ! -
The three "walks" documents above are ©2004 Rushmoor Borough Council. They are Adobe pdf documents, to get a free pdf reader download Adobe reader here.