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The Geology & Landscape of the Don Gorge – Guided Walk

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11-05-18 11:00 - 13:30
The Boat Inn Sprotbough
Address: 211 Broadway, New York, NY 10007, USA

The River Don eroded its course into rocks that are many millions of years old and these can be seen in the valley sides of the Don Gorge today. Join geoconservationist Rick Ramsdale of Sheffield Area Geology Trust on a guided walk along the Don Gorge. Discover the Don Gorge’s fascinating geological history and find out about the formation of today’s landscape! The event is free of charge, however please book your place by contacting the Don Catchment Rivers Trust (phone: 01302 796173 or email: info@dcrt.org.uk). The walk will start at The Boat Inn, Sprotbrough – please note that the walk will involve walking up a fairly steep slope to reach the top of the gorge.

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    Join the Don Catchment Rivers Trust and Monkey Park for a month of wonderfully wild activities, every week throughout August (1-3pm).

    Summer Holiday fun at Monkey Park, suitable for children aged 4-11 years. Each child must be supervised by an adult guardian, families are welcome.

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

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    Wednesday 14th August | Fire & Bushcraft (please let us know of any allergies beforehand)

    Wednesday 21st August | Mini-beast hunt & Make a Bug-hotel to take home

    Tuesday 27th August | Bird-watching and sounds

     

     

  • 14-08-19 13:00 - 14-08-19 15:00

    Join the Don Catchment Rivers Trust and Monkey Park for a month of wonderfully wild activities, every week throughout August (1-3pm).

    Summer Holiday fun at Monkey Park, suitable for children aged 4-11 years. Each child must be supervised by an adult guardian, families are welcome.

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

     

    Wednesday 7th August | River Dipping & Make a Dragonfly (please wear wellies and prepare to get in the water!)

    Wednesday 14th August | Fire & Bushcraft (please let us know of any allergies beforehand)

    Wednesday 21st August | Mini-beast hunt & Make a Bug-hotel to take home

    Tuesday 27th August | Bird-watching and sounds

     

     

  • 21-08-19 13:00 - 21-08-19 15:00

    Join the Don Catchment Rivers Trust and Monkey Park for a month of wonderfully wild activities, every week throughout August (1-3pm).

    Summer Holiday fun at Monkey Park, suitable for children aged 4-11 years. Each child must be supervised by an adult guardian, families are welcome.

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

     

    Wednesday 7th August | River Dipping & Make a Dragonfly (please wear wellies and prepare to get in the water!)

    Wednesday 14th August | Fire & Bushcraft (please let us know of any allergies beforehand)

    Wednesday 21st August | Mini-beast hunt & Make a Bug-hotel to take home

    Tuesday 27th August | Bird-watching and sounds

     

     

  • 24-08-19 00:00 - 24-08-19 00:00

    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 stalls and activities, a clean up event and guided walks.

    To book on a walk click here

  • 27-08-19 13:00 - 27-08-19 15:00

    Join the Don Catchment Rivers Trust and Monkey Park for a month of wonderfully wild activities, every week throughout August (1-3pm).

    Summer Holiday fun at Monkey Park, suitable for children aged 4-11 years. Each child must be supervised by an adult guardian, families are welcome.

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

     

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    Wednesday 21st August | Mini-beast hunt & Make a Bug-hotel to take home

    Tuesday 27th August | Bird-watching and sounds

     

     

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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
    Grid reference: SK 44478

    This walk is part of the Canal Walking Fetsival. Please book via their website.

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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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