A big thank you to all who helped out on our litter pick on Sunday 24th April 2016. An amazing amount of litter cleared.
The RVCG is concerned about the proposed removal of 26 trees in the Rivelin Valley adjacent to the park and opposite the fire station. Following a recent meeting with Amey, the reason given was restoration of a neat curb line and improvement of the pavements. We feel that removal of so many 100 year old trees to achieve a straight curb line is unacceptable and will have a huge detrimental effect on the visual aspect of this unique lime tree avenue. We discussed alternatives to retain the trees and still achieve a straight curb line and the removal of the trees has now been deferred to an Independent Tree Panel and we await the decision. Further information can be obtained from the following sites:
A further five interpretation posts installed along the Rivelin at Hollins Bridge Mill, Little London Wheel, Upper Cut Wheel, Swallow Wheel and Frank Wheel, this is addition to the existing posts at Mousehole Forge, Spooners Wheel, Roscoe Wheel, Nether Cut Wheel and Rivelin Corn Mill.
A big thank you to our latest sponsors - Swann Morton, the Hill family and the Wood-Packham family who have made this possible.
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, and the nature in that area. Click here to see the new interpretation.
If you are interested in sponsoring further posts then please contact Keith Kendall email@example.com or for more information follow this link
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: