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Rivelin Valley Conservation Group

What's there now?

The four-bay weir is in good condition. The shuttle on the head goit entry has been replaced by a modern gate. The tail goit from Frank Wheel (next upstream) runs into the Wolf head goit just below the weir.

The mill dam is the largest in the valley maintained for recreational use. The trail runs along the wall of the mill dam quite high above the river, crossing the overflow by an unusual narrow stone bridge – this was built in 1967, when the original Nature Trail was constructed(the forerunner can be seen in a photograph on the History page). In 2005 Sheffield City Council reinforced the dam wall alongside the river, to help prevent erosion and potential collapse.

The wheel pit is partly infilled and overgrown but some remains of the buildings can still be seen. The long tail-goit runs into the river just above the Swallow weir.

Wolf Wheel weir.

Wolf Wheel weir. Photo: Sue Shaw, May 2014.

Image of modern shuttle gate on the inlet to Wolf head goit..

Modern shuttle gate on the inlet to Wolf head goit. Photo: Sue Shaw, April 2014.

Image of Wolf Wheel head goit.

Wolf Wheel head goit. Photo: Sue Shaw, May 2016.

Image of forebay at the eastern end of Wolf Wheel mill dam.

Forebay at the eastern end of Wolf Wheel mill dam. Photo: Sue Shaw, April 2015.

Image of a narrow stone bridge carries the Nature Trail footpath across the Wolf mill dam overflow.

A narrow stone bridge carries the Nature Trail footpath across the Wolf mill dam overflow. Photo: Sue Shaw, April 2015.

Image of the overflow from Wolf mill dam falls steeply into the river Rivelin below.

The overflow from Wolf mill dam falls steeply into the river Rivelin below. Photo: Sue Shaw, May 2016.

Image of area below the mill dam wall where the Wolf Wheel grinding hull was located.

Area below the mill dam wall where the Wolf Wheel grinding hull was located. Photo: Sue Shaw, May 2016.

Image of Wolf Wheel tail goit runs into the river just above the Swallow weir, with the footpath on a ‘causeway’ between the two

The Wolf Wheel tail goit runs into the river just above the Swallow weir, with the footpath on a ‘causeway’ between the two. Photo: Sue Shaw, April 2015.

Image of bridge over the Wolf Wheel tail goit as it enters the river

Bridge over the Wolf Wheel tail goit as it enters the river. Photo: Sue Shaw, May 2016.

Image of footbridge over the River Rivelin near Wolf Wheel in 2015.

Footbridge over the River Rivelin near Wolf Wheel in 2015. Photo: Sue Shaw, April 2015.

Image of footbridge over the River Rivelin near Wolf Wheel in 2016, with a new gate at the south end.

Footbridge over the River Rivelin near Wolf Wheel in 2016, with a new gate at the south end. Photo: Sue Shaw, May 2016.


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