Next to the River Don, amongst the industry of Attercliffe tucked alongside the Five Weirs Walk, this tiny but important wildlife haven has a variety of habitats in a very small area attracting many birds and insects.
It is a great place to sit back and watch the many species of beautiful butterflies flitting between the flowers and warming themselves in the sun. Because of its closeness to the city centre and its unique mix of habitats that support myriad of birds and invertebrates, this reserve plays a vital role in Sheffield’s green corridor.
The locally rare Cheilosia mutablis is amongst the 22 species of hoverfly that have been recorded at the reserve. There are also dragonflies, moths and butterflies, including gatekeeper and orange tip. Birds such as mistle thrush, bullfinch, goldfinch and long tailed tit nest and feed in the local area, while kingfishers, little grebe, moorhens and mallards all live nearby on the banks of the River Don.
For more information on walking or cycling on this route, please see The Blue Loop.
A new Management Plan for Salmon Pastures is being developed and will be made available to download from this page soon.