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New Rivelin Trail Posts

New interpretation posts installed at Mousehole Forge, Spooners Wheel, Roscoe Wheel, Nether Cut Wheel and Rivelin Corn Mill

Five new interpretation posts have been installed by Rivelin Valley Conservation Group in association with Ruskin in Sheffield. Each post marks the site of a particular mill and comes with a QR code and an NFC tag which can be used from a smart phone to access videos, images and further information about the history of the site, the nature in that area, poetry by Fay Musselwhite and the artists colony at the Rivelin Corn Mill.
Click here to see the new interpretation

Or if you are interested in sponsoring further posts then please contact Keith Kendall rvcg@supanet.com or contribute via this link

What's On

Sunday 30th August - Task Day
If you would like to participate and not currently a member then please give Keith Kendall a call on 01142 307144

Tuesday 8th September - Open Meeting
Lloyd Powell will give a brief history and description of Sheffield Castle

Sunday 27th September - Task Day
If you would like to participate and not currently a member then please give Keith Kendall a call on 01142 307144


Graham and Keith interviewed on BBC Radio Sheffield
If you missed Graham and Keith's interview on BBC Radio Sheffield at Christmas you can listen again here

Walking the Rivelin - New Edition!
This completely revised and updated edition features a trail guide with maps, historical details about each watermill site and where to look for the wildlife. It is richly-illustrated in colour with old photographs and maps. Click for more details ...

"Walking the Rivelin" is also now available from
  • Rivelin Valley Park Cafe (Rivelin Park Rd, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S6 5GE)
  • Beeches of Walkley (290 South Road, Walkley, Sheffield, S6 3TE)
  • The Famous Sheffield Shop (475 Ecclesall Rd, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S11 8PP)
  • GT News - Crosspool (21 Sandygate Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S10 5NG)
  • Kelham Island Industrial Museum and Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet Shops (Kelham Island Museum, Alma Street, Sheffield, S3 8RY and Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet, Abbeydale Road South, Sheffield, S7 2QW)
  • Flask End Post Office / cafe, Low Bradfield (Flaskend, Woodfall House, Woodfall Lane, Low Bradfield, Sheffield S6 6LA)
  • Broomhill Post Office (273 Fulwood Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S10 3BD)

  • Heritage Open Day - A great success
    On Sunday 14th September RVCG with Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust and Friends of Walkley Cemetery held a Heritage Open Days event, with a display and explanation of objects manufactured in the valley, heritage tours, pond dipping and a nature quiz. The event was very well attended with over 200 visitors.

    Image of Heritage Open Day Tour

    Books and DVDs available to purchase - Contact Keith Kendall 01142307144

    RIVELIN MILL POND RESTORATION - Click on this link to read about it

    Introduction to RVCG

    The group was formed in 1991 with the aim to encourage the effective management of wildlife habitats and to reverse the decline of the nature trail over the past decade. The Rivelin Valley is two and a half miles long and with over 700 lime trees lining the road making it the second longest lime tree avenue in Britain.

    The fast flowing river, regulated by its constant release from moorland peat proved ideal for powering the wheels for the twenty mills along its course. One of the oldest being the Hind Wheel 1581 with some still working up to the 1950's. Perhaps the most famous being Mousehole Forge at Malin Bridge which produced world famous anvils and is being carefully restored by its present owner.

    What remain are the ponds which used to feed them and with support of the Ponds Conservation Trust and Yorkshire Water, the group intends to restore as many as possible for the wildlife to inhabit and the public to enjoy.

    Membership is £ 3 per household per year (this includes quarterly newsletter, work days on the last Sunday of each month, regular walks, talks from enthusiasts and experts and other events throughout the year).

    For further information, do not hesitate to contact us.

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