Wonderful willow walk soon for Rivelin Valley

On Sunday 31st January, the Rivelin Valley Conservation Group Task Team will create what they believe to be one of the longest Willow Tunnels in the country.

RVCG’s Keith Kendall today told NW Sheffield News Blog,

“After all of the work that has taken place at Rails Road in Rivelin with the creation of the new pond, outdoor classroom, dipping platform and picnic area, the Willow Tunnel will be another reason to visit what is turning into a great site to spend your time in the Rivelin Valley.”

The Tunnel will consist of nearly 1,000 Willow Whips formed into a 190-foot long tunnel that’s 80″ high. Should be a lovely addition to this beautiful area of Sheffield!

“Many thanks to the Sheffield City Council small grants panel for providing most of the £750 cost for this development,” said Keith.

Rivelin Valley Conservation Group:

Working to promote the Protection and the Management of Rivelin’s Countryside and Wildlife.

The Rivelin Valley Conservation Group now has around 500 members within the local area, within this membership we have a 35 strong Task Team who go working in the valley on the last Sunday of each month.

The Task Team is open for all to join but for Insurance purposes you must be a group member, this is no great deal as the membership is only £3.00 per year per household..

We have undertaken woodland management projects, dry stone walling, created new footpaths and Bridleways, built new ponds and restored old ones, built picnic area’s, dipping platforms, outdoor classrooms and just about every other job you can think of within the valley.

Visit rivelinvalley.org.uk for membership forms or contact Keith Kendall on rvcg@supanet.com

Come and help put something back into the valley that is often called the lungs of Sheffield.

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