Tues 10th March - Melvyn Jones - An illustrated talk - 'Sheffield Woodland Heritage'
7.30pm Stephen Hill Church, Bentley Lane, Crosspool.
Sun 29th March - Task Day
If you would like to participate and not currently a member then please give Keith Kendall a call on 01142307144
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.
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"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.
Books and DVDs available to purchase
- Contact Keith Kendall 01142307144
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