On Sunday the 31st January as part of their ongoing improvement works to the Rivelin Mill Dam, the Rivelin Valley Conservation Group and 22 of its Task team members created what they believe to be one of the longest Willow tunnel in the country.
Keith Kendall, Coordinator for the Rivelin Valley Conservation Group said, “Using over 800 Willow whips we created at tunnel just over 165 ft long. The whips were provided by Kings Barn Trees of Cowford West Sussex who gave tremendous help and technical advice. The project was financed by the Sheffield City Council small grants. Our thanks go out to both for helping us create this stunning feature within the valley.
“Whilst looking very raw at the moment we hope within a year or two this feature will be a regular visiting point for visitors to the valley, as will the new pond, Dipping Platform, Outdoor Classroom and Picnic area that the group have created at Rivelin Mill.”