Ecological Owlthorpe Editorial, Working with nature: Sheffield campaign calls for protection of upstream environments to stop downstreem flooding.
Owlthorpe Wild Orchard (No 11 on the Map)
Standing Aprox: 361ft above sea level GPS Co-0rdinates 53.33667,-1.37823
The above photo shows how steep Ecological Owlthorpe is, facing east towards Beighton in the far distant valley below toward the horizon.
Owlthorpe Wild Orchard was created using trees grafted, by local volunteers, with stock from the ancient orchard at Beighton. This provides local birds with a vital food source, nectar for bees and insects. Overtime it has naturally spread and matured to the area around Owlthorpe Surgery.
The land managment took place under the monitoring of Natural England by their Higher Level Stewardship Scheme.
Public Inquiry Information supporting Ecological Owlthorpe as an upstream nature based solution protecting the environment from downstream flooding.
Please sign our petition https://chng.it/FPc7X4Nq Sheffield campaign calls for Nature-based solutions to tackle the climate emergency.