blacka moor nature reserve

This magnificent moorland is the largest and most spectacular of the Wildlife Trust’s nature reserves. It contains 181 hectares of breath taking scenery and forms part of a much larger internationally important wild landscape which is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).Unique features on Blacka Moor include the varies heather, the gradual transition from woodland to open moor and its population of bilberry bumblebees. Its diverse migrant bird population includes willow warblers, black caps, cuckoos, wheatears, stonechats and whinchats. The ease and regularity of seeing red deer on site – the UK’s largest and wonderfully majestic mammal – is also a major bonus.To help the development of this rare heathland habitat, the Wildlife Trust has reintroduced cattle grazing on site. You can support this project by joining our ‘lookering’ programme and reporting anything unusual to us: if any of the animals are not looking healthy, or if there are any damaged fences or gates.


Stoney Ridge Car park, off A625,
Blacka Moor,
South Yorkshire,
S17 3AH

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