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The Geology & Landscape of the Don Gorge – Guided Walk

22-07-17 14:00 - 22-07-17 16:00
Nursery Ln, Sprotbrough, Doncaster DN5, UK Nursery Ln, Sprotbrough, Doncaster DN5, UK

Join us on 22nd July at 2pm for a guided walk to learn about the geology and landscape of the Don Gorge.

Starting from The Boat Inn, Sprotbrough, the walk will be led by Rick Ramsdale of Sheffield Area Geology Trust.

The event is free of charge, however please book your place by calling the office on 01302 796173 or emailing info@dcrt.org.uk. Please note that the walk will involve a walking up a fairly steep slope to reach the top of the gorge.

Related upcoming events

  • 07-08-17 10:00 - 07-08-17 13:00

    Want to give rowing a go? Are you age 14-25? Get on board and learn to paddle down the river Don on these 3 taster sessions, hosted by the Doncaster Rowing club. Learn a new skill and explore the incredible wildlife and stunning scenery on the river Don. Don Catchment Rivers Trust, in partnership with Doncaster Rowing Club, are able to offer these sessions for FREE as part of the HLF funded 'Living Heritage of the River Don' project.

    Please RSVP for your free tickets on our Eventbrite page Tickets are available for young people age 14-25 and are offered as a bundle of 3, so please book on to each session (7th, 14th & 21st August).

  • 10-08-17 12:00 - 10-08-17 15:00

    Discover the incredible nature that lives in the wild Wardsend Cemetery and on the river Don. Find as many different species of birds, bugs, bats and beasties as you can before the day runs out!

    In partnership with the Friends of Wardsend Cemetery, the Blue Loop, Sorby Natural History Society, the University of Sheffield & Museums Sheffield. Don Catchment Rivers Trust are celebrating the recovery of Sheffield's rivers and the return of amazing wildlife, with a day of interactive nature activities for kids, families, beginners and experts - a Don Discovery Bioblitz

    Drop in and see us on the day between 12 and 3pm for free nature activities including:
    River Dipping with the Friends of the Blue Loop
    Otter Signs and Spraints Investigation with Dr Deborah Dawson (University of Sheffield), Amy Withers (University of Leeds), Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust & the Moors for the Future Partnership
    Bug Hunting with Don Catchment Rivers Trust & Moors for the Future Partnership
    Arts & Crafts Activities and fly-tying

    Walks & Talks with wildlife experts throughout the day
    (12.30-1pm) History of Fish in the Don Talk with Chris Firth MBE
    (1-1.30pm) Nature Tracks and Trails - looking for small mammals, slugs and snails with experts Val and Bob Clinging from Sorby Natural History Society
    (1.30-2pm) Butterfly & Bee walk with Ben Keywood from Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust and Joe Margetts from Moors for the Future Partnership
    (2-2.30pm) River Bird Walk with Don Catchment Rivers Trust

    (8.30-10.00pm)Evening Bat Walk led by Alistair Mclean, the Curator of Natural Science for Museums Sheffield and bat expert Kate Denton from the University of Greenwich. Email sally.hyslop@dcrt.org.uk to reserve a place.

    Parking is limited on site but Bioblitz Guests are able to park for FREE at Owlerton Stadium, a short walk away on Livesey Street. To reach the Cemetery please use the postcode S62ET and follow the road to the end of Livesey Street. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. The site is only partly accessible with steep hills and some uneven ground.

  • 10-08-17 20:30 - 10-08-17 22:00

    Led by Alistair McLean (Curator of Natural Science for Museums Sheffield) and Kate Denton, Bat expert from the University of Greenwich, this evening walk along the River Don will involve detecting and identifying bat species with specialist equipment as they fly and forage above the water. Look out for the rare & wonderful Daubenton's bats, which fly inches from the water's surface to catch their insect prey! Remember to bring a torch and wear sensible shoes/clothing for an evening walk.

    email sally.hyslop@dcrt.org.uk to reserve a place and for more details. This walk may be cancelled in the event of rainy weather.

    The bat walk is now fully booked but you can join us at Wardsend in the day for many other Bioblitz walks, talks and activities!

  • 14-08-17 10:00 - 14-08-17 12:00

    Want to give rowing a go? Are you age 14-25? Get on board and learn to paddle down the river Don on these 3 taster sessions, hosted by the Doncaster Rowing club. Learn a new skill and explore the incredible wildlife and stunning scenery on the river Don. Don Catchment Rivers Trust, in partnership with Doncaster Rowing Club, are able to offer these sessions for FREE as part of the HLF funded 'Living Heritage of the River Don' project.

    Please RSVP for your free tickets on our Eventbrite page Tickets are available for young people age 14-25 and are offered as a bundle of 3, so please book on to each session (7th, 14th & 21st August).

  • 21-08-17 10:00 - 21-08-17 12:00

    Want to give rowing a go? Are you age 14-25? Get on board and learn to paddle down the river Don on these 3 taster sessions, hosted by the Doncaster Rowing club. Learn a new skill and explore the incredible wildlife and stunning scenery on the river Don. Don Catchment Rivers Trust, in partnership with Doncaster Rowing Club, are able to offer these sessions for FREE as part of the HLF funded 'Living Heritage of the River Don' project.

    Please RSVP for your free tickets on our Eventbrite page Tickets are available for young people age 14-25 and are offered as a bundle of 3, so please book on to each session (7th, 14th & 21st August).

  • 24-08-17 All day

    Discover the 'Living Heritage of the River Don', get hooked on fishing and start exploring the 'Don Valley Way' at Sprotborough Lock.

    Youngsters can book in for an introduction to fishing taster session (please email info@dcrt.org.uk to book). This activity is being sponsored by by the Canal & River Trust, who will also have their 'Explorer' educational activities on site. Don Catchment Rivers Trust will be unveiling the new 'Don Valley Way' walking trail and heritage walks. 'Wyre Lady' will be running free 1 hour trips. There will be community stalls so you can explore what is happening on the river - Don Gorge Community Group, River Stewardship Company (with displays about their work on Invasive Species), the Environment Agency Flood Resilience team, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, and local wood carver Andy Rounthwaite.

  • 07-09-17 19:30 - 07-09-17 21:00

    Join us for a night-time nature-walk along the River Sheaf in Millhouses Park, Sheffield. The walk will involve detecting and identifying bat species with specialist equipment and watching the bats behaviour as they fly and forage above the river.

    The walk will be led by bat expert Faye Durkin and other members of South Yorkshire Bat group who will be introducing you to the incredible behaviour of some of the UK's bat species.

    The walk is suitable for beginners and wildlife enthusiasts. Remember to bring a torch/head torch and wear appropriate clothing/shoes for an evening walk. The path is paved, flat and is partly accessible.

    Bats only come out in good weather so this event may be called off if it rains! We'll get in touch if we need to reschedule.

    There are limited spaces on this walk - to book and for more details please email info@dcrt.org.uk

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