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Balsam Busters

Help remove Himalayan Balsam from the valley with Balsam Busters & Rivelin Valley. Meet up at Rivelin Valley Cafe at the following date/ times:

  • 10am Sunday 26th June
  • 10am Sunday 24th July
  • 10am Sunday 4th September
  • We’ll then break into groups to cover different areas.

    Bring: gloves and suitable footwear.

    Contact: balsambusters@yahoo.com

    See our poster for more details.

    Photo of balsam
    Photo of balsam

    Next Events

    Sunday 26th June - Task Day
    If you would like to participate and not currently a member then please give Keith Kendall a call on 01142 307144

    Crosspool Festival Friday 24th June-Sunday 3rd July 2016

    See full programme of events for details

    Saturday 25th June - Crosspool Open Gardens
    Tickets will be available from Crosspool Pet Shop and the cafe next door

    Monday 27th June - Wildflower Walk
    Meet at 2pm at top gate to Carver Fields with Roger Kite and Joan Buckland

    Sat 2nd July - Crosspool Fayre - Coldwell Lane
    The RVCG stall will be open for business if you would like to come and see us

    Rivelin Litter Pick

    A big thank you to all who helped out on our litter pick on Sunday 24th April 2016. An amazing amount of litter cleared.

    Photo of participants in Rivelin Litter Pick
    Photo of litter cleared from Rivelin Litter Pick
    Rivelin Valley Tree Removal

    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:

    New Rivelin Trail Posts

    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 rvcg@supanet.com or for more information follow this link

    Rivelin Trail Post

    Walking the Rivelin Book

    - 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)
  • Just Natural, Crookes (209 Crookes, Sheffield S10 1TE)
  • Sheffield Scene (49 Surrey St, Sheffield S1 2LG)
  • Urban Pantry, Crookes (227 Crookes, Sheffield S10 1TE)
  • Nathan's Craft and Tearoom (654a Stannington Rd, Sheffield, S6 6AE) https://www.facebook.com/Nathans-Crafts-Tearoom-657955527556578/
  • Front Cover of Walking the Rivelin Book

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