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Ecological Owlthorpe

It is a privilege to live in Ecological Owlthorpe. To be awakened in the spring to the dawn chorus of birds singing is a joy. The blackbird has the most melodic voice but all the other birds join in, the wood pigeons, the magpies and others. But the chorus is completed by the Woodpecker with his rat-a-tat. All are looking for mates and start to make their nests. New life begins for all the wild life living in Ecological Owlthorpe. It is so peaceful watching new born baby squirrels chasing each other around up and down the trees, without a care in the world.

Summer comes and the foliage of the tees and grass lands become quite spectacular. Many local citizens enjoy the peace and tranquility of taking a walk in the fields or woodlands, many accompanied by their children or grandchildren. In this busy and often stressful world, Ecological Owlthorpe is a much appreciated oasis of tranquility, a place to wind down and re-charge batteries. The tranquility away from traffic noise and pollution is refreshing.


Autumn arrives with it's usual spectacular display of colourful beauty! Ochre Dyke begins to fill and flow busily down it's course. In turn the Owlthorpe fields begin to fill and the flood plane once again holds millions of gallons of water, gently releasing into the Ochre Dyke.

 Winter brings its own peculiar beauty. Barren trees stand stark and majestic against the winter skies, their ancient girth and outreaching branches visible. Hibernating hedgerow life and squirrels rest in the colder, darker months. Birdsong is scarce now, but not extinct as there are the usual forest noises. We look forward to welcoming them back in the spring when the cycle begins again.



Public Inquiry Information supporting Ecological Owlthorpe as an upstream nature based solution protecting the environment from downstream flooding.

Please help save Owlthorpe Heritage & Nature Trail by

Signing our petition to Sheffield City Council: https://chng.it/6vXHqcGG4S

also, our petition to Parliamentary Ombudsman: https://chng.it/FPc7X4Nq

Click here to see a map showing what is at stake:

Please read our editorial in the Yorkshire Bylines.



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