Ecclesall Woods are located in Sheffield’s south western corner, near the Peak District National Park border. The Woods are actually three separate woodlands physically divided by roads. Whirlowdale Road runs between Woods 1 and 2, and Wood 3 – the largest – lies to the west of Abbey Lane. Together they cover nearly 140 hectares (350 acres) of gently sloping land that is criss-crossed by 15km of public footpaths and bridleways.
The earliest archaeological features date from the late Neolithic period. Find out more about Archaeological investigations within the Woods.
Meeting periodically to conduct floral surveys, this group records: species distribution, including invasive plants, and the results of habitat regeneration.