Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S5 7BJ
Crabtree Pond boardwalk in the summer
Crabtree Ponds started life as an ornamental pond for Crabtree Lodge in the 19th Century and is now a large area of standing water abundant with aquatic life such as rudd, roach, perch, crucian carp, sticklebacks and even eels. Several species of local biodiversity priorities, such as hawker dragonflies, smooth and palmate newt, frogs and toads can also be found here. Now the ponds are are local wildlife reserve managed by the Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust.
All are welcome to assist with the maintenance days at Crabtree Ponds. Drop in whenever convenient. Tasks include litter-picking, habitat management, planting, and infrastructure repair. Tools, gloves, hot drinks and biscuits are provided, and all help gratefully received!