Overdale, Louise Baker

Overdale, Louise Baker

Skylark, Amy Lewis

Skylark, Amy Lewis 

Heather, Amy Lewis

Heather, Amy Lewis

Upland pasture near Sheffield rich in plants. See meadow pipits and skylarks and enjoy far reaching views. It's home to Goblin Gold!

Location

South of Hope Valley
Sheffield
Derbyshire
S33 9HZ

OS Map Reference

SK 1834 8062
A static map of Overdale

Know before you go

Size
17 hectares

Entry fee

No

Walking trails

Access by foot only from Abney and Brough.

Access

Access by foot only from Abney and Brough. Map shows entrance point if walking from Abney - cross over the stile in the drystone wall.

Dogs

On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

Summer for far reaching views, skylarks and meadow pipits

About the reserve

Rising to heights of 1,000 to 1,250 feet, this area of upland pasture has a variety of habitats.

From fairly level grazing land on the western side, the terrain changes to a steep-sided valley with a ten foot high waterfall and then to a less dramatic valley, with a stream that is often hidden under the turf.

This variety is reflected in the range of plant species on the reserve. There are many sedges, mosses, ferns and lichens growing here, while the bracken on the steep valley sides provides shelter for many woodland plants, including wood sorrel and foxglove.

The acid heath on the eastern side provides a habitat for heather, crowberry and gorse. Among the bird species that have been recorded on the reserve are meadow pipit, skylark, whinchat, wheatear and curlew.

Contact us

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 01773 881188