I'm sure you've been missing FOGW activities in this difficult time. The wood has been a major asset to the local community during Covid but we've not been able to hold any indoor or outdoor events for obvious reasons.


We have, however, now started to think about the new world out there in the future and have organised a number of outdoor activities. Please see the Events page for 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 before May this year, 2022. If you are interested in purchasing a nest box and having it fitted to your property, please find out more details 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 for details):


Sunday 25 September: Practical Conservation


Sunday October 23: Small Mammal Trapping with Val Clinging


Monday 24 October: illustrated talk by FOGW member Stuart Davies.


Saturday 29 October: Practical Conservation


Monday 5 December: illustrated talk by Professor Ian Rotherham