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.
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. Kingfishers, grey wagtails and occasionally dippers can be observed on the adjacent stretch of the River Don.
For more information on walking or cycling on this route, please see The Blue Loop.
Your donations make it possible for us to care for Salmon Pastures nature reserve.
A new Management Plan for Salmon Pastures is being developed and will be made available to download from this page soon.