We are now able to hold our indoor meetings and or outdoor events again.  Non- members as well as members are always made most welcome, so please do have a look at the Events page for the latest details.

Gillfield Wood in the Winter

Gillfield Wood in the Autumn

Welcome to our website. Please use the point and click menu above to navigate the webpages and discover more about Gillfield Wood and our Organisation. If you would like to take a shortcut to Who are the Friends of Gillfield Wood click here.



The Friends of Gillfield Wood have been spreading their wings and have set up a Swift Group in Totley.


We hope to put up more Swift Nest boxes around the village in the spring of next year, before May 2023. If you are interested in purchasing a nest box and having it fitted to your property, please find out more from swiftsoftotley@outlook.com.


Please click on this link or go to the page Totley Swift Group for more information. 

Gillfield Wood - known locally also as Gillyfield Wood was first documented in 1561 as ‘a springe wood called Jyll felde’ but is certainly much older. Sinuous in shape and following the Totley Brook, it is at the edge of Sheffield near the Peak District National Park, lying on the boundary between both Totley and Holmesfield and South Yorkshire and Derbyshire. Gillfield is a peaceful wood, mostly replanted with American (red) oak and larch in the 1960’s but retaining much of its ancient flora including swathes of bluebells and wood anemones in spring.


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This site is sponsored by the Cross Scythes Pub, Restaurant and Hotel. For luxurious accommodation, fine dining or just a quiet drink with friends in the heart of Totley, visit our website at http://www.cross-scythes.com or call (0114) 236 0204


Coming Soon (see Events page and Conservation Work page for further details):


Tuesday 16 May: Flora Walk


Saturday 20th May: Bird & Butterfly Walk 


Friday 30th June: Swift watching