Lower Don

Centenary Riverside nature parkCentenary Riverside nature park

The Lower Don Living Landscape runs from the City Centre, downstream into Rotherham, and down as far as Sprotborough, Doncaster.

Wildlife Trust reserves along this stretch include Salmon Pastures and Centenary Riverside, with Blackburn Meadows lying between.

Centenary Riverside was created on former industrial land on the flood plain of the River Don in Rotherham. We have created a wetland nature park designed to flood when the river is high. In an urban environment this means that a greater proportion of rainfall can be absorbed into the landscape and reduces the flood risk further downstream.