Gillfield Wood in the Autumn

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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):

    

DECEMBER 

Sunday 17th: Friends of Gillfield Wood practical conservation morning 

 

Monday 3rd February 2020: “Free Bird” an illustrated talk by Pete Brown

 

An outline: “In 2016 well known local bird watcher Pete Brown set out to see how many bird species he could find in the Sheffield area during the year at no cost to his pocket or the planet. Birding by bike, boots and bus pass Pete set a target of finding 150 species and through sponsorship, of raising £1,500 for Cancer Research UK. “Free Bird” is the story of that adventure”.

 

February 2021

"The Tenants and Workers of Abbey Dale Forge 1738-1933" - a talk by Pauline  Burnett