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Wyming Brook

A little bit of wilderness on the western edge of Sheffield.

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. 

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 bullfinch and goldcrest, spotted flycatcher, 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.


Dipper standing on a rock in a streamYour donations make it possible for us to care for Wyming Brook nature reserve.
Thank you!

Access Information

Getting There

  • Public Transport
  • Bus number 51 stops at Lodge Moor bus terminus on Redmires Road, a 10 minute walk from the nature reserve. Buses 273, 274 and 275 all stop on Manchester Road to the north of the reserve. Find more details on the Travel South Yorkshire website.
  • Directions
  • From Sheffield city centre take the A57 from Brook Hill roundabout and continue on to Fulwood Road, taking a slight right to continue along the A57 into Manchester Road. Continue for around half a mile before turning left onto Selbourne Road, then turn left onto Sandygate Road. Continue and keep right to follow onto Redmires Road for around 2.5 miles and park in Wyming Brook car park, just past Soughley Lane.

Accessibility

  • Wyming Brook Drive forms a wide, surfaced bridleway running through the reserve on a north-south line, with a division off to the east. The remaining Public Rights of Way are unsurfaced footpaths through the woodlands, with numerous small bridges crossing the brook.
  • Please contact the Trust for disabled access information.

Other Information

  • Dogs are permitted on the reserve.
  • Cyclists are permitted on the bridleways at this reserve.