Our events

Helping local communities learn more about conservation

Are you interested in conservation? We organise a range of free community events for people of all ages, to showcase the wildlife at our beautiful nature reserves and the work we’re doing to protect it.

Take a look at what’s coming up and book your place by emailing our Engagement Ranger, Tracy Gray.


Local history

Saturday 15 February 2020, 1pm – 3pm

A guided walk looking at the areas rich industrial and cultural history. A moderate walk, with lots of resting stops along the way.

Booking essential. Dogs welcome on leads.

Book your place by emailing our Engagement Ranger, Tracy Gray.

Walking Level: Moderate

What do I need? Please bring binoculars if you have them.

Who? This event is suitable for all members of the local community, professionals, students, and volunteers

Where? Meet outside of the grounds of All Saints Church, Darfield, Church Street, Darfield, Barnsley, S73 9JX.


Wildlife exploration for children

Sunday 16 February 2020, 1pm – 3pm

An activity for children and young people to discover the water flashes and the wildlife on the reserve. Wildlife identification, the use of wildlife identification charts, how to use binoculars, telescopes and birdwatching will form part of this activity walk.

Booking essential. Not suitable for dogs. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Book your place by emailing our Engagement Ranger, Tracy Gray.

Walking Level: Easy

What do I need? Please bring binoculars if you have them.

Who? This event is suitable for all members of the local community, professionals, students, volunteers.

Where? Meet at Broomhill Flash nature reserve car park, Everill Gate Lane, Broomhill


Introduction to birdwatching

Saturday 22 February 2020, 10am – 12pm

An event to discover the birds using the reserve at this time of year. Learn how the reserve is managed for the benefit of wetland birds.

Booking essential. Not suitable for dogs. 

Book your place by emailing our Engagement Ranger, Tracy Gray.

Walking Level: Easy

What do I need? Please bring binoculars if you have them. 

Who? This event is suitable for all members of the local community, professionals, students, and volunteers

Where? Meet at Broomhill Flash nature reserve car park, Everill Gate Lane, Broomhill


Heritage conservation

Sunday 23 February 2020, 1pm – 3pm

An opportunity for the local community to help with the conservation of the reserve. Learn about the reserve, how it is managed and explore ways in which you can help volunteer. Step into the world of birdwatching by spending time in the new bird hide.

Booking essential. Not suitable for dogs. 

Book your place by emailing our Engagement Ranger, Tracy Gray.

Walking Level: Moderate

What do I need? Please bring binoculars if you have them. 

Who? This event is suitable for all members of the local community, professionals, students, and volunteers

Where? Meet at Broomhill Flash nature reserve car park, Everill Gate Lane, Broomhill


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