Moss Valley Woodlands
The South Sheffield Greenway is a swathe of green space running from the moors in the west across the south of Sheffield and into Rotherham.
This Living Landscape area contains three of our nature reserves: Blacka Moor (part of the Eastern Moors Living Landscape), Carbrook Ravine and Moss Valley Woodlands.
Now only 6.5ha, Carbrook Ravine used to form part of an extensive deer park. It now contains nine separate habitat types including ancient woodland, wet woodland and extensive meadows, which provide a vital haven in the built-up surroundings of the Manor for many birds and mammals, all of which will benefit hugely from its increasing connections to the wider countryside and nearby woods.
The bluebell woods of Moss Valley offer the peace and tranquillity which is often associated with the ancient woodlands of Britain. Dowey Lumb is thought to be an ancient wood pasture in the middle of the woods, which is covered in an array of wildflowers thanks to efforts over the last 15 years to reduce the bracken and conserve the wildflower meadow.