Using the Local Wild Places section of our website.

In this section is a selection of wildlife sites in the Sheffield area which members of our group enjoy visiting. The definition used for ‘the Sheffield area’ is fairly broad – encompassing places within about 45 minutes drive of the city centre and so which may be in the Peak District National Park or nearer to Chesterfield, Rotherham, Barnsley or Doncaster. Most are places which we have visited on our group’s walks, details of which can be found in the ‘News’ section – with accounts of past visits in the ‘Blogs’ section.

For each site, a summary is given of the habitats present and the birds and other wildlife that might be found. Obviously, it has not been possible to list all species present and those seen will vary substantially from season to season.

Details are given of how to reach each site by car and, where practical, by public transport. Please note that the point shown on the location map, the postcode and the What3Words reference have been placed approximately in the middle of the site and do not necessarily represent the location of parking or the best access points so please refer to the text for a description of these.

Also provided is information on access around the site, including (where available) for those who might find mobility more difficult. Please note that none of these areas are owned by us so please address any queries about access to the site managers or to those such as ‘friends of’ groups who know the area well. Links for one or other of these are given for most sites.

Also provided is guidance on where toilets and refreshments may be found at or near sites. This is factual information only and the listing of an establishment doesn’t necessarily constitute a recommendation! Information on both toilets and refreshments was accurate at the time the entry for each site was ‘published’ but please be aware that things do change.

We hope that you enjoy visiting some (or even all) of these places. When you do, please do use the link at the bottom of each site description to send your photos for uploading.

Browse by category

  • All
  • Canal
  • Cliffs and crags
  • Grassland/farmland
  • Lowland heath
  • Moorland
  • Open water
  • River or stream
  • Scrub
  • Wetland
  • Woodland
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Adwick Washlands

Blackamoor Photo: John Scholey

Blacka Moor

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Blackburn Meadows

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Broomhead Reservoir and Ewden Valley

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Carr Vale and Peter Fidler Nature Reserves

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Centenary Riverside

Chatsworth House Photo: John Scholey

Chatsworth Park

Red Deer, Eastern Moors Photo: John Scholey

Eastern Moors