Welcome to the Rivelin Valley Conservation Group web site         

What's on

Sun 26th October - Task Day
If you would like to participate and not currently a member then please give Keith Kendall a call on 01142307144

Tues 11th November - Peter Mason - An Illustrated Talk 'Sheffield in the 1890s - a time of change'
7.30pm Stephen Hill Church, Bentley Lane, Crosspool.

Sun 30th November - Task Day
If you would like to participate and not currently a member then please give Keith Kendall a call on 01142307144


News

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 Beeches of Walkley (290 SOUTH ROAD, WALKLEY, SHEFFIELD, S6 3TE) and The Famous Sheffield Shop (475 Ecclesall Rd, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S11 8PP)

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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