Take a walk on wild side in South Yorkshire
Situated right at the heart of the Dearne Valley, Old Moor is a wonderful place to explore and watch wildlife. The birds and wildlife are active all year round. In the summer the grasslands are ablaze with butterflies and orchids, and you’ll be able to see newly hatched ducklings. In winter the reserve is an important stopping-off point for ducks, geese and swans.
You can head off on your own to explore or join a guided walk. Theres also plenty of events and family activities and it’s a great day out for people of all ages. Potteric Carr Reserve is ran by the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and you need a permit to visit that you can purchase on the reserve (about £8.00 for a family a year). If you don’t have a permit, you keep to the blue nature trail, you won’t get to see as much wildlife but will see enjoy a day out.
Potteric Carr consists of a number of reed-fringed lagoons and there’s at least one hide per lagoon where you can stop and observe the wildlife.
If you fancy observing the wilds of the city there are organised walks that you can join with. They are easy going and last around 45 minutes and go through parks and green spaces.
If you fancy a more challenging trek, look at the Sheffield Ramblers and the Peak District for organised walks in the national park.
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