Wyming Brook

Wyming Brook at dawn, Sarah SidgwickWyming Brook at dawn, Sarah Sidgwick

A beautiful reserve with Green Flag status

Once set aside for the exclusive use of the nobility when it was part of the hunting and hawking grounds of Rivelin Chase, Wyming Brook’s babbling streams, mossy crags and sweet smelling pines are still protected today, as a valuable home to wildlife.

The difference now is that we can all visit and enjoy this little bit of wilderness on the western edge of Sheffield, with easy strolls by the streams or higher, rockier routes with dramatic views of the Rivelin Reservoirs and the city beyond.

Part of the Eastern Moors Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), there is an abundance of wildlife at this nature reserve, including the common lutestring and northern spinach. It is also home to many kinds of birds, from pine seed eating crossbills to the brown and white dipper which forages for aquatic insects along the fast flowing streams. And in autumn, a feast of fungi is on display.

If you need to get in touch with us about any of our reserves, please email nature.reserves@wildsheffield.com or call us on 0114 263 433.

Foxholes Plantation Appeal

We have recently taken this area of former conifer plantation, adjacent to Wyming Brook, into our care. Help us to restore Foxholes plantation, rejuvenate this woodland and heathland habitat and take a step forward in our work to reverse the decline in wildlife that is happening all around us.

Please send cheques to 'Sheffield Wildlife Trust', marked on the back
'Foxholes Plantation'.
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Reserve Advisory Group meeting

The next Reserve Advisory Group (RAG) meeting for Wyming Brook and Fox Hagg will be held on Thursday 18th Feb. 7 -9pm.  We will be meeting at St. Lukes Church, Blackbrook Rd, S10 4LQ.  This meeting is open to all members of the local community and users of these nature reserves to discuss upcoming management plans, and raise any issues or concerns. 

For further information, please contact nature.reserves@wildsheffield.com.  An update from the previous meeting can be downloaded from the link at the bottom of this page.

WB and FH map


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Map of Wyming Brook and Fox Hagg3.03 MB
wb_rag_update_july_2015.jpg1.02 MB