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Newsletter of the Friends of Parkwood Springs No. 4 Autumn 2010

Parkwood Springs needs friends

The secrets of Parkwood Springs are known to only a few of the people of Sheffield. Most see only the ribbons of the ski slope and the landfill site visible far across the city.

They don’t know that this vast area of over 120 hectares, or 300 acres includes an overgrown cemetery, heathland, a forest garden, a stretch of the River Don, sites of special scientific interest and ancient woods, or that it once included its own village.

Perhaps because few people know its secrets, it gets few visitors and so it can seem neglected. The City seems to pay little attention to this great asset close to its centre.

This is why Parkwood Springs needs you as a friend. The Friends of Parkwood Springs is already a well established group with 65 members, but the more members it has, the more support we can get for improving access to all areas, while preserving all the secret natural places and historic sites.

Please watch out for information about our meetings and other events, using the details on the back page to find our website, address and email address.

We look forward to seeing you enjoying the magnificent panoramic views from its summit or the peace of Wardsend Cemetery.

Fourth Annual Beacons Festival features the Return of Jenny Greenteeth

In 2009 the night sky was lit up at Parkwood Springs to tell the story of Lord Fox. This year the Beacons Festival returns to the original story of Jenny Greenteeth, from the first Beacons of 2007.

On the Way to the Beacons - Walk with the Sheffield Walking Group.

All welcome. 4 mile walk via the Iron Age Hill Fort on Wincobank Hill, Crabtree Ponds and Little Roe Woods to end up at the Beacons Event.

Geocaching at Parkwood Springs

Among all the treasures of nature one can now even find a real little treasure at Parkwood Springs. Actually it is not called a treasure but a ‘geocache’ when using the language of a fairly new high-tech treasure hunting game called ‘Geocaching’.

Mountain biking legend Steve Peat to assist with new bike trails at Parkwood Springs

Remember the wobbles of freedom when you first realised you were cycling under your own steam, then the freedom of riding a bike, freewheeling down quiet uncluttered country lanes? For the last five years many people will have noticed groups of people enjoying such freedom on Parkwood Springs.

Memories of Parkwood Springs village

Lots of people have brought us their memories of Parkwood Springs – playing there as children, wartime memories of army billets and anti aircraft guns, the ammunition dump, the brickworks and the power station – we would love to hear more.

Dangerous behaviour - Information and contacts

We want Parkwood Springs to be a welcoming, peaceful place, so please help us get rid of any activities that are, or can seem, threatening. Contact details for reporting nuisance behaviour and other problems can be found here.

Gardening help required

Mulberry trees planted on the Forest Garden at Parkwood Springs are producing their first fruits, but the Garden still needs plenty of work.

Football at Parkwood Springs

There are 2 full size football pitches with changing facilities and parking at Parkwood Springs.

About the Friends of Parkwood Springs

Information on the aims of the Friends of Parkwood Springs and details of how to contact them.

Friends of Parkwood Springs family picnic

The first event organised directly by the Friends of Parkwood Springs took place on 25 July 2010.

Wreath making on Parkwood Springs - cancelled

Join the Rangers and Friends for a festive afternoon on Parkwood Springs and make your own wreath. All materials provided, free!

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