Cove Brook

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Cove Brook is a small brook that rises near Farnborough Airport in Farnborough, Hampshire, England and flows through Southwood Golf Course where it is joined by Marrow Brook and several other smaller streams. It runs north through Cove before joining the River Blackwater at Hawley Meadows near the M3 motorway.[1]

Cove Brook Greenway[edit]

Cove Brook Greenway is a leisure facility that runs along the brook; it was provided by Rushmoor Borough Council as an environmental initiative in the 1990s.[2] In the mid-1990s, the Cove Brook Greenway environmental initiative began as a partnership between the Environment Agency, Rushmoor Borough Council and Hampshire Wildlife Trust. The Environment Agency did major works to re-naturalise the southern section of the brook, which was then running in an artificial concrete channel. Paths, a new bridge and dipping areas with safe access were installed, and the Cove Brook Greenway Group, a volunteer organisation that cares for the Greenway along the brook, was formed. Herons, kingfishers and several sorts of fish now frequent the brook.


  1. ^ [1], Cove Brook as the main Blackwater River tributary.
  2. ^ [2], A two-mile wildlife-rich greenway through the middle of Farnborough.

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Coordinates: 51°17′24″N 0°46′52″W / 51.290°N 0.781°W / 51.290; -0.781