Welcome to the Rivelin Valley Conservation Group web site         

What's on

Sun 27th April - Rivelin Valley Litter Pick
Meet at Havelock Dam car park between Hollins Lane and the fire station. Equipment and gloves provided so just turn up or contact Keith Kendall 01142307144

Tues 20th May - Rivelin Valley Walk
7pm – 9pm - Our environment weeks walk will begin at The Holly Bush, bottom of Hollins Lane for an evening stroll. Fairly easy walking but please dress appropriately for the terrain and weather. Just turn up or contact Roger Kite 01142306194

Sun 25th May - Task Day
If you would like to participate and not currently a member then please give Keith Kendall a call on 01142307144


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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