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Rivelin Valley Conservation Group and Ruskin in Sheffield

Nature and wildlife at Roscoe Wheel

A stream runs through the large mill dam, now silted up and overgrown with trees including Alder, Beech, Sycamore and Willow.

Roscoe Wheel was linked to the hamlet at Clough Fields (Crosspool) via a cart track and the bridge, and to Stannington and Bradfield by the footpath that winds up the steps behind the Wheel into Roscoe Bank Plantation. This mature woodland is popular with squirrels as well as both resident woodland birds and summer migrants like Wood Warbler and Blackcap.

The Roscoe Plantation Allotments provide valuable additional wildlife habitats in this area, particularly for birds and butterflies.

Roscoe overflow sluice with wooded mill dam behind

Roscoe overflow sluice with wooded mill dam behind. The large Roscoe mill dam is now silted up and overgrown with trees including Alder, Beech, Sycamore and Willow. [Photo: Sue Shaw, June 2015]

A small stream flows from Roscoe head goit through the drained mill dam. Photo: Sue Shaw, March 2015.

A small stream flows from Roscoe head goit through the drained mill dam. Photo: Sue Shaw, March 2015.

Roscoe weir with the river in spate. Photo: Sue Shaw, 26 June 2007

Roscoe weir with the river in spate. Photo: Sue Shaw, 26 June 2007

Roscoe weir with the river in spate. Photo: Sue Shaw, 26 June 2007

Roscoe weir with the river in spate. Photo: Sue Shaw, 26 June 2007

Stepping stones cross the Rivelin just above Roscoe weir. Photo: Sue Shaw, September 2013.

Stepping stones cross the Rivelin just above Roscoe weir. Photo: Sue Shaw, September 2013.


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