Chesterfield Walking Festival: Moss Brook

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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    2019 is International Year of the Salmon … and what great timing with salmon appearing in Sheffield again!


    To celebrate we are holding a community event at Meadowhall, by the fish pass on the river Don (just outside of the Oasis dining quarter).


    Join us for a guided tour of the river, and learn how salmon are making their way back to the river after 200 years, helped by fish passes. To book on a walk click here


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    • Don Catchment Rivers Trust - find out how the fish passes are helping salmon to return, and have a look at our river samples to see how healthy the river is
    • River Stewardship Company - find out about their work on the river and join in the volunteer clean-up
    • Blue Loop - find out about the Blue Loop and have a go on the coconut shy!
    • Salmon & Trout Conservation - have a go at fishing fly tying
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  • 27-08-19 13:00 - 27-08-19 15:00

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    Attendees will get a voucher for a free drink & cake to enjoy after the event at the Monkey Park cafe.
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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.

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    Booking essential … click here to book

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