The project has focused on six key woodlands across the Dearne Valley and has included an exciting range of events including dawn chorus walks, woodland wildflower walks, woodland survey training, bat discovery walks and amphibian safaris.
(Wath Wood Bat Walk)
As part of this project, simple management plans have been produced for each woodland to help local volunteers and ‘Friends Of Groups’ manage the woodlands, and an resource pack has been compiled to provide information on how to record wildlife
The project is now nearing completion, with a Woodland Heritage Walk scheduled on the 13th October at Wath Wood, Rotherham and a Winter Tree Identification Workshop scheduled for January 19th at Elsecar Heritage Centre. If you would like to book onto any of the FREE events please visit our events page or use the links provided.
As a grand finale, a Woodland Seminar, showcasing the ecology and heritage of the Deane Valley woodlands and the good work of volunteers and Friends Of Groups, is due to be held in February 2019. Watch this space for details and keep an eye on our ‘Events Page’.
Locations in the Dearne
This event can be found at the following locations:
Wath Wood lies to the south of Wath and to the west of Swinton, just over 6 kilometres north of the centre of Rotherham. A woodland…
Potters Hole Plantation Wood
Semi-ancient woodland developed in and around old bell-pits, plus newer, planted woodland adjacent on a reclaimed colliery site.
Howell Wood lies at the westernmost point of the Borough, in the Parish of Clayton with Frickley. It is located at the end of Burntwood Lane…
West Haigh Woods
West Haigh Woods is a large ancient woodland area located near Grimethorpe, South Yorkshire.
Wombwell Wood, Wombwell
Wombwell Wood is an ancient semi-natural broadleaf woodland located in the Wobwell, South Yorkshire.