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Carbrook Ravine

A small but varied reserve nestled amongst the urban landscape.

The management of our nature reserves would be impossible without our amazing members and volunteers. Together we take care of almost 600 hectares, across Sheffield and Rotherham. These are places where you can enjoy nature and where our conservation work helps the wildlife you love to thrive. Thank you. 

Carbrook Ravine is a small but varied reserve nestled amongst the urban landscape.

This narrow valley used to form part of an extensive 2500 acre deer park for the gentry of Sheffield. Although there are no deer now, there is plenty of wildlife. The site covers 13.4 hectares, contains woodland, wetland and wildflower meadows types and is an important resource for wildlife.

Carbrook Ravine is home to a wide range of threatened species like skylark, song thrush and bluebell. The locally rare golden male fern also grows in this nationally important wet woodland area, while ash, maple, aspen, sycamore and hazel can be found in the species-rich north west of the site.

Perfect for walking your dog, the vast grassed areas on this site are home to the mice, voles and shrews which provide food for the local owl and sparrowhawk populations. The reserve is also important to the local people, providing a beautiful contrast to the predominantly man-made landscape. It is a great place to relax, explore and enjoy!

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 4335.

Access Information

Getting There

  • Public Transport
  • Bus number 52 to Handsworth, or number 25 Woodhouse to Bradway and alight at Richmond Road. Find more details on the Travel South Yorkshire website.
  • Directions
  • From Sheffield city centre head onto the Sheffield Parkway (A57) and after around a mile and a half take the left lane to the A6102 ramp towards the roundabout, then take the 3rd exit onto Prince of Wales Rd (A6102) and turn left at Castlebeck Avenue. Parking and access to the reserve is available from several of the surrounding streets.


  • Extensive path network comprising footpaths and numerous desire lines. Please contact us for disabled access information.

Other Information

  • Dogs are permitted on this reserve.