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Discover the countryside of South Yorkshire on your doorstep or on holiday

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Peak District National Park
Discover the Peak District and things to see and do at the gov.uk website.

CPRE South Yorkshire
We've been protecting South Yorkshire's countryside for 90 years...

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
Local charity working for a county rich in wildlife for everyone.

Things to do in South Yorkshire
A selection of ideas for enjoying the countryside from Visit England.

Places - South Yorkshire
Ideas for places to go including Penistone and The Peak District.

Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust
Campaign for a Wilder Future with us. Also find information on the areas wildlife and nature reserves.

TCV in South Yorkshire
The Conservation Volunteers are taking action every day to enhance the environment across South Yorkshire...

Nature reserves in South Yorkshire
Lists the nature reserves and has further pages detailing them at Wikipedia.

LNRs in South Yorkshire
Local Nature Reserves in South Yorkshire, details at Wikipedia.

SSSIs in South Yorkshire
Details of Sites of Special Scientific Interest in S. Yorks. at Wikipedia.

Forests and woodlands of South Yorks.
Details of the forest and woodland sites at Wikipedia.

Landforms of South Yorkshire
Details of hills, valleys, rivers and lakes at Wikipedia.

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Latest News

  • 2020 New Year Plant Hunt - Warren Vale, Rawmarsh

    2020 New Year Plant Hunt - Warren Vale, RawmarshLeader : Louise HillAttendees:Louise HillJohn ScottKay McDowellLes CoeDave SwalesMarian DuttonMeet in Rosehill Park car park for 10.30am.Only 10 species were found to be in flower on the day. This list has been submitted to the BSBI 2020 Plant Hunt.Bellis perennis (Daisy)Geum urbanum (Wood Avens)Lamium album (White […]

  • Update: New Years Day duck race

    Please note that the New Years Day charity duck race may not go ahead as the course is flooded.

  • Wild Work Day with University of Leeds

    University of Leeds students take part in a practical volunteering day.

  • Back from the Brink wins Best Heritage Project

    Conservation project wins prize for vital work, including our contribution to save the willow tit.

  • Welcoming Aly Stoneman - our Spurn poet in residence!

    Drawing on the open landscapes, big skies and seascapes of Spurn, Aly is running a poetry project, ‘Poetic Spurn’, this autumn.

  • Askham Bog at risk again - Sir David Attenborough says ancient bog must be protected

    Described as "irreplaceable" by Sir David Attenborough, Askham Bog nature reserve in York is once again under threat.

  • Sloemotion collaborate with Yorkshire Wildlife Trust on their limited edition sloe gin

    Yorkshire distillers Sloemotion will be donating 50p from every bottle sold of their latest creation - a limited edition Hedgerow Sloe Gin with Winter Spices - to support the important work carried out by the Trust.

  • Yorkshire cyclist to visit every nature reserve in just two weeks

    A Yorkshire Wildlife Trust member has pledged to cycle to all of our nature reserves, raising money along the way.

  • Doncaster Council declares climate and biodiversity emergency

    A motion setting out ambitious targets putting biodiversity and sustainability at the heart of the Council's agenda has been unanimously supported by councillors.

  • Hills & Holes, Marr

    Hills & Holes, Marr near Doncaster - Saturday, 31st August 2019A Joint meeting with Doncaster Naturalists' SocietyLeader : Louise HillAttendees from SYBGLouise HillJohn ScottPeter BurtonLes CoeMeet in Marr Lodge carr park, off the A635 at 10.00 amIn total, seven botanists turned up to this Magnesium limestone grassland site hoping to find Autumn Lady’s […]

  • Black Moss Reservoir

    Black Moss Reservoir21st August 2019Leader : Kay WoodwardAttendees :Kay WoodwardLouise HillJohn ScottMike CanawayPeter BurtonLes CoeThe day was spent visiting three local sites all within VC63.Black Moss Reservoir tetrad had only one species previously recorded, Juncus tenuis. We added just short of 70 species to the tetrad during the mornings survey.Black Moss ReservoirPath […]

  • Chew Reservoir

    Chew Reservoir7th August 2019Leaders - Kay Woodward and Ken GartsideMeet 10.30am at Dovestone Reservoir RSPB car park SE013034Attendees :Kay WoodwardLouise HillJohn ScottKen GartsideMike CanawayLes CoeApologies :Peter BurtonThis meeting had been delayed from the 31st July due to impending poor weather, so was today an improvement?We were most fortunate in getting a lift […]

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