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Centenary Riverside

An urban wetland nature park and part of Rotherham's flood alleviation scheme

Centenary Riverside is a 4.5 hectare wetland reserve nestled alongside the River Don. The site consists of a beautiful wildflower meadow bank brimming with butterflies and insects, and a series of ponds and wetlands that attract a huge variety of birds, mammals and bug life. Sand Martins can be seen darting around in the summer and Moorhens and Little Ringed Plovers nest amongst the reeds. The site was developed on one of the largest steel foundries in the area.

Nearby nature reserves

Crabtree Ponds
4 miles - Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust
Salmon Pastures
4 miles - Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust
Woodhouse Washlands Nature Reserve
4 miles - Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
Riverside Way
Rotherham
South Yorkshire
S60 1DS
Map reference
SK 421 921
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Opening Times
Access to reserve at all times, however the site will be closed during periods of wet weather as the site is a flood plain. If in doubt please call Sheffield Wildlife trust reception to confirm accessibility.
Size
4.50 hectares
Access
A network of surfaced paths allows wheel chair and push chair access across the top flood defence bank. Further informal paths maximise access around the reserve, and there is a boardwalk crossing the lagoon.
Walking information
A network of surfaced paths allows wheel chair and push chair access across the top flood defence bank. Further informal paths maximise access around the reserve, and there is a boardwalk crossing the lagoon.
Parking
There is limited street parking in Riverside Way, but plenty in Rotherham town centre
Dogs
Dogs allowed
Grazing animals
no
Reserve manager
Sheffield Wildlife Trust
Tel: 0114 263 4335
mail@wildsheffield.com