Once set aside for the exclusive use of the nobility when it was part of the hunting and hawking grounds of Rivelin Chase, Wyming Brook’s babbling streams, mossy crags and sweet smelling pines are protected today as a valuable home to wildlife.
The difference now is that we can all enjoy this little bit of wilderness on the western edge of Sheffield, with easy strolls by the streams or higher, rockier routes with dramatic views of the Rivelin reservoirs and the city beyond.
Part of the Eastern Moors Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), there is an abundance of wildlife at this nature reserve, including the common lutestring and northern spinach moths. It is also home to many kinds of birds, from pine seed eating crossbills to the brown and white dipper which forages for aquatic insects along the fast flowing streams. Other notable summer migrant bird species that can be observed on the reserve include redstarts, wood warblers and pied flycatchers.
Wyming Brook has received a prestigious Green Flag Award, an international award scheme which recognises this nature reserve as one of the very best green spaces in the UK.
If you need to get in touch with us about Wyming Brook or any of our other reserves, please email us or call 0114 263 4335.
Volunteer Work Days
Practical volunteer days at Wyming Brook & Fox Hagg are held on the first Tuesday of every month, and the third Sunday of every other month (January, March, May, July, September, November). Tasks vary from footpath improvements and access work, to habitat and vegetation management. All volunteer days start at 10.00am and finish at 3.00pm.
Gloves, tools, and refreshments are provided, but please wear suitable outdoor clothes and boots, and bring some lunch and drinking water if you’re able to join us for the whole day.
The meeting place can vary, so please get in touch before the work day to confirm where we will be starting. Find details for our next volunteer work day on our Events page.