A small but varied reserve nestled amongst the urban landscape
This narrow valley used to form part of an extensive 2500 acre deer park for the gentry of Sheffield. Although there are no deer now, there is plenty of wildlife. The site covers 13.4 hectares, contains woodland, wetland and wildflower meadows types and is an important resource for wildlife.
Carbrook Ravine is home to a wide range of threatened species like skylark, songthrush, and bluebell. The locally rare golden male fern also grows in this nationally important wet woodland area, while ash, maple, aspen, sycamore and hazel can be found in the species rich north west of the site.
Perfect for walking your dog, the vast grassed areas on this site are home to the mice, voles and shrews which provide food for the local owl and sparrowhawk populations. The Ravine is also important to the local people, providing a beautiful contrast to the predominantly man-made landscape. It is also a great place to relax, explore and enjoy!