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Moss Valley Woodlands

Rare flora and fauna distinguish this beautiful and ancient woodland, through which the Moss Brook meanders.

These beautiful ancient woods are carpeted in bluebells, sweet woodruff and wood anemone in spring and early summer. Majestic beech trees tower overhead in Long Wood, while Dowey Lumb is a small meadow with scattered trees and scrub which is increasingly rich in wildflowers. This south-facing hill is a perfect picnic spot to share with butterflies, and maybe even the elusive roe deer.

Species and habitats

Beech, Bluebell, Wood Anemone, Roe Deer, Linnet

Nearby nature reserves

Carbrook Ravine
4 miles - Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust
4 miles - Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust
Salmon Pastures
5 miles - Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

From Jordanthorpe to Norton, just to the south of Sheffield
South Yorkshire
S8 8DZ
Map reference
SK 377 806
Best time to visit
Apr - May
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26.30 hectares
Extensive footpaths and bridleways, unsurfaced and predominately non-statutory. Contact the Trust for disabled access information
Walking information
Extensive footpaths and bridleways, unsurface and predominately non-statutory
Street parking close to the Coalpit Wood entrance at SK 363 809 (S8 8DZ)
Dogs allowed
Grazing animals
Reserve manager
Sheffield Wildlife Trust
Tel: 0114 263 4335