Beauchief Environment Group
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About the Beauchief Environment Group

Beauchief is a beautiful area of Sheffield containing ancient woods, ponds and unspoilt meadows rich in wildlife, affording splendid views. It also includes the important historic sites of Beauchief Abbey and Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet. It is a place to wander through and enjoy, following its many footpaths.



Formed in 1988 the Beauchief Environment Group is made up of people from Beauchief, Greenhill, Bradway and many other areas of Sheffield who volunteer their time and energy to undertake practical work to help conserve the natural beauty of their local environment. The Group is also open to anyone sharing our interest in the natural and historic environment of Beauchief and supportive of the work we do.

The Work of the Beauchief Environment Group

• Undertaking practical conservation tasks:-
Path construction and maintenance - approximately 4 km of public footpaths and rights of way have been reconstructed and improved. Major work has been completed on the Sheffield Round Walk footpaths in the area.

Building and maintaining steps - approximately 300 built, the majority into the steep wooded slopes of Parkbank Wood and Ladies Spring Wood.

Installation of numerous benches at resting sites and viewpoints.

Litter clearance - regular removal of litter keeps the area looking clean and cared for.

Hedgerow planting and maintenance, fence construction and maintenance.

Dry stone walling - Beauchief Abbey grounds, Beauchief Drive, High Wood and Gulleys Wood Meadow.

• Surveys
Of flora and fauna to identify species and monitor changes.

• Habitat management
To maintain diversity of wildlife. Management plans agreed with Sheffield City Council and DEFRA.

• Acts as a pressure group
On matters of environmental concern in the Beauchief area.

• Social activities
The Group has an active social side with regular talks, outings and walks. The Group also participates in Sheffield Environment Weeks. The Newsletter gives full details and reports on all the activities.

How to Join
Membership is open to all households. An annual subscription (see News & Events page) covers membership for all the family, and regular newsletters. Download a subscription form and send the completed form with your cheque to the Honorary Treasurer.

Awards
• Certificate of Merit - Sheffield City Council, Street Force
• Commendation - Sheffield City Council, Street Force
• Highly Commended for project to improve footpaths in High Wood, Beauchief - Sheffield First Environment Community Awards

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Partners: Sheffield City Council, Beauchief Golf Course, Abbeydale Golf Course, EDP, Natural England, DEFRA, English Heritage, Viridor, Affiliated to SY Badger Group and British Trust for Conservation Volunteers.

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