Welcome to friends of Ecological Owlthorpe

Please help save Owlthorpe Heritage & Nature Trail.

The map shows Hedgerows/ditches of high environment value and grassland.

Although planning permission to build on plot (F) Owlthorpe Grass Land Grazing Project, was originally refused, it is very disappointing to see that Sheffield (LPA) have now reintroduced plot (F) with a proposal to build 150 new properties. Plot (F) is situated on Moor Valley opposite Diamond Cottages.

Owlthorpe Heritage & Nature Trail

Link to Video:Nature Trail Summer

The award winning Owlthorpe Heritage & Nature Trail is a rural Oasis in the urban southeast of Sheffield , England 's fourth largest City.

The trail was opened with an official event on March 16th 2012 by children from three local primary schools assisted by Clive Betts MP for Sheffield South East.

The significant environmental improvements made in creating the Trail include: 1.3 kilometers of new surface path created as part of the Trail, 22 acres of land fenced and grassland brought back under management using grazing by Highland Cattle to benefit wildflowers and local wildlife.

The Land management is taking place under the monitoring of Natural England by their Higher Level Stewardship Scheme, 12,243 trees & hedgerow plants planted also 64,000 bulbs & 1,500 square meters of wildflowers seed sown.



Link to Video:Nature Trail Winter

New wooden footbridge installed across the Ochre Dyke

795 local school children have been involved in this project that provides environmental education to raise awareness and enjoyment of the local country side. Unique historic 3-way stone stile locally listed. New wetland created & large scale litter clearance undertaken.

156 meters of dry stone wall restored & 800 metres of old hedgerow traditionally laid to conserve historic boundaries.

Wild orchard created using trees grafted, by local volunteers, with stock from the ancient orchard at Beighton. Regular public walks and practical conservation skills training.

Also New wooden steps installed.

Please read our editorial in the Yorkshire Bylines.

Public Inquiry Information supporting Ecological Owlthorpe as an upstream nature based solution protecting the environment from downstream flooding.

Please help save Owlthorpe Heritage & Nature Trail by

signing our petition to Sheffield City Council: https://chng.it/6vXHqcGG4S

also our petition to Parliamentary Ombudsman: https://chng.it/FPc7X4Nq




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