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Feeding the Birds at the park

For those of you who wish to feed the birds at the park we have an area near the main car park and miniature train station, which is ideal for you to get up close to the birds that are not so shy in the park. We advise that you feed them with the bird food we have at the park, (as bread is not suitable for their digestive system and their development, it can make them quiet poorly). The bird food is available to purchase at a low cost from the cafe and train station.

Nature Reserve and Species of Birds

The park has a Nature Reserve area which includes a lake that can be walked around this is an excellent place for bird watching. Over 260 species of bird have been recorded at the park since it opened. With a variety of habitats within the park, it attract a variety of different species, there are always lots of birds to see all year round. 

Spring migration sees the woodlands come alive with Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Blackcap, Whitethroat and Grasshopper Warbler all announcing their arrival in a cacophony of song. Robin, Long-tailed Tit, Blue Tit, Coal Tit, Great Tit, Chaffinch, Greenfinch and Bullfinch can also be seen flitting between branches either looking for nesting material or a hearty meal to keep them going through the winter months.
We have a great number of different hedgerows within the park and a hedge between 1.2 and 1.4 metres high proves best for nesting birds so take a close look as you walk around.

We have a bird list you can use to check off which birds you have seen in the park during your visit, download your list here

Mini Beasts and animals

We have a variety of mini beats in the park including lovely butterflies, if you wish to try and spot the different ones during your visit please download your Butterfly list here

The grasslands provide a home to a wide variety of insects and other invertebrates. Small mammals such as mice, voles, shrews also occur in large numbers as well as bigger animals such as Rabbit, Hare, Kestrel and Skylark. In areas where the vegetation has been cut and allowed to rot grass snakes can sometimes be seen.

The grasslands are carefully managed with animals such as sheep and highland cattle.

 

Latestnews

Warning The Main Lake and Northern Lake contain high levels of Toxic Algae

Test from 13/08/19 Unfortunately levels to high to Reopen

Published: 16/08/2019 13:00 by Joanne Edley

Surveys of the Park for Customer Satisfaction and Developments for the Future

The Park is undertaking a survey of customer satisfaction, please fill in the surveys when in the park. Pslplan Consultants are undertaking a survey on line for the future developments in the park.

Published: 02/08/2019 09:19 by Joanne Edley

10th August Big Fun Run and Dog Jog

Big Fun Run and Dog Jog returns to Rother Valley Country Park 10th August 2019

Published: 15/07/2019 11:13 by Joanne Edley

Weekend Telephone Contact 0114 2471452 ext 2 activity centre

On a weekend the park office is not open, therefore if you need to speak to someone please ring the Activity / Watersports Centre 0114 2471452 ext 2 or the park staff have radios; go to the cafe, cycle centre, train station, activity centre for them to radio the rangers

Published: 05/07/2019 15:46 by Joanne Edley

Waleswood Caravan and Camping Park taking bookings now

Open from the 12th April online bookings now available

Published: 24/01/2019 16:15 by Ian Dixon

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Warning The Main Lake and Northern Lake contain high levels of Toxic Algae

Test from 13/08/19 Unfortunately levels to high to Reopen

Published: 16/08/2019 13:00 by Joanne Edley

5th August Swim England Open Water Swim 2019

Swim England National Open water Championships Planned for Rother Valley Country Park

Published: 02/08/2019 04:56 by Joanne Edley

10th August Big Fun Run and Dog Jog

Big Fun Run and Dog Jog returns to Rother Valley Country Park 10th August 2019

Published: 15/07/2019 11:13 by Joanne Edley

17th August Geocaching Taster Sessions

Try Geocaching at Rother Valley Country Park 17th August 2019

Published: 15/07/2019 11:09 by Joanne Edley

22nd September Global Energy Race

Global Energy Race 3K 5K and 10K Runs return to Rother valley country park for the third time

Published: 02/07/2019 14:15 by Joanne Edley

13th October 10K Run, Sheffield 10K by MCC Promotions Limited

The annual 10K run returns to Rother Valley Country Park 13th October 2019

Published: 02/07/2019 11:21 by Joanne Edley

Other Events information coming Soon

A number of events are booking into Rother Valley Country Park and we will have more details on this page soon

Published: 01/07/2019 15:51 by Joanne Edley

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