Parkwood Springs into Action

Parkwood Springs

The content in this section is from the Parkwood Springs Into Action newsletter, produced by the Parkwood Springs Steering Group.

Less than a mile north of Sheffield city centre lies a vast area of open land, almost as big as the city centre itself. Yet few people know of Parkwood Springs, its secret places and its enormous potential as a country park in the city.

You might know it as the site of the dry ski slope. From the top of the hill on which many people learn to ski, there are views across the city into the Peak District National Park. At the base of the hill flows the River Don, and just above it runs a railway line, now used just once a week. Nearby are ancient woodlands, heathlands, and sites of special scientific interest of national importance.

Its centre is currently occupied by a landfill site. After ten years this site will be covered over so that it blends in with the rest of Parkwood and most of it will be opened to public access. But the rest of the area is open for you to use now.

Be passionate about Parkwood!

Members of the Parkwood Springs steering group are looking to form a Friends group for Parkwood Springs and they would like more members of the public to get involved. November 12th, 2009, at 6.30pm, Shirecliffe Community Centre.

Beacons Project: the Final Spark

Come and join storyteller Shonaleigh for the thrilling conclusion to the Firebird trilogy. A story of love and loss, side shows and circus, of a man juggling between two worlds and of a quest that must be completed before time runs out. We will set the beacon ablaze and the memory of the story will burn long after. October 2009.

Parkwood Springs: the village

Parkwood Springs was inhabited until the mid 1970s, when it was demolished, and its inhabitants have dispersed across Sheffield and even as far as Australia. An impression of the history of Parkwood Springs.

A Wildlife Haven

Woodland, heathland, plenty of open green space: the potential of Parkwood Springs for wildlife is enormous. An overview of the wildlife in Parkwood Springs.

Springwatch 2009: An unmissable event!

The good folk who braved the showers on June 6th 2009 to join the Parkwood Springwatch weren’t disappointed by a bit of bad weather. The stars of the show were the birds of prey, whose impeccable behaviour gave everyone a close encounter with giants of the bird world. Members of the public enjoy nature in Parkwood Srings.

Bodging at Parkwood

Green woodworking skills – bodging – were learnt by 220 children in the great outdoors of Parkwood in a hive of craft activity between the 8th and 11th of June 2009.

Summer and other activities

A list of available activities at Parkwood Springs enjoyed over the summer of 2009.


Contacts for:

  • Sheffield City Council

  • Environment Agency

  • Parkwood Landfill Action Group and

  • Parkwood Springs Steering Group

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The content in this section is from the Parkwood Springs Into Action newsletter, produced by the Parkwood Springs Steering Group.

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