Chesterfield Walking Festival: Moss Brook

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17-05-19 14:00 - 15:30
Moss Brook Inn
Address: 17 Rotherham Rd, Eckington, Sheffield S21 4FH, UK

Join the Don Catchment Rivers Trust for a walk around the Moss Brook (in association with the Moss Valley Wildlife Group). The Moss Brook is known for its interesting mix of natural and industrial heritage, and the walk will be an approximately 4 mile circular route around the valley.

The brook once powered eight water wheels when it was an important centre for the grinding of scythes and sickles. On the walk we will see one of the dams (Never Fear Dam), close to Ford. Also, we will stop to see ‘Seldom Seen Engine House’. This Scheduled Ancient Monument is the last remaining building from Plumbley Collieries.

The Moss Valley is also a very important place for wildlife and plants, with much of the valley designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Keep a look out for the rich variety of wildflowers and listen out for the birds that make the valley their home.

The walk starts and finishes at The Moss Brook Inn, Eckington. Parking is available for patrons, and the inn will be open for you purchase lunch or refreshments if you wish.

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  • 19-09-19 13:00 - 19-09-19 14:30

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    The walk is mostly flat, but sections may get muddy, so please wear
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    Distance: 2½ miles
    Grading: Easy Circular walk, several stiles
    Starting point: The public car park just south of the Sitwell Arms Hotel, Main Road, Renishaw, S21 3WF
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    Salmon have not been able to live in the River Don for over 200 years. Obstacles in the river such as weirs, and industrial pollution led to their disappearance. However, since the 1970s organisations have been working hard to restore the river and now salmon have been seen in the Don.

    On this guided walk, Don Catchment Rivers Trust Trustee, Chris Firth MBE, will guide you along the river from Lady's Bridge to Meadowhall explaining how the river has recovered. You will see the new fish passes and easements recently installed and there is always the possibility of seeing some interesting wildlife along the way.

    This is a linear walk starting at Lady's Bridge in Sheffield and ending at Meadowhall. You can park at Meadowhall and get the tram into the city centre, or there are several car parks in Sheffield. The walk is guided one way, and you will need to make your own way back. The walk should last approximately 2 hours.

    Booking essential … click here to book

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