Fungi records.pdf
Wharncliffe Heathlands Trust  



Wharncliffe Heath LNR

Early mornings in spring and summer are the best times to see Grass Snakes, Viviparous Lizards, Linnets, Pied Flycatcher and Tree Pipits, while Nightjar can be heard (and sometimes seen) at dusk on summer evenings. When looking for Nightjar you may see a Woodcock in breeding display flight, known as 'roding'. The surrounding woodland is also a good place to find bats. Common and Soprano Pipistrelle, Daubenton's, Brown Long-eared, Noctule and Whiskered Bats have all been recorded here.


Wharncliffe Heath is owned by Forestry England and managed by a partnership between FE and Wharncliffe Heathlands Trust. It is managed to improve the condition of the existing heathland, create wood pasture and to expand the areas of heath over time. We are using traditional native breeds of sheep and cattle that are thrifty, hardy and well suited to this site.

The reserve can be reached either by a footpath starting next to the bridge over the R. Don on Station Road, Deepcar
SK 292981, or from the Trans-Pennine Trail, which runs adjacent to the reserve. A number of footpaths dissect the reserve.


Wharncliffe Heath Sorby S Yorks Natural History Day 18.pdf

Management Plan

MP update 2014-2019.pdf

Taking Care:

  • No motor vehicles

  • Guard against fire

  • Keep dogs on leads

  • Take litter home

Lower plant records.pdf

Fungi records.pdf

Vascular plant list.pdf

WHLNR invertebrates 1978-2012.pdf

WHLNR Common Bird Census 2018.pdf

Wharncliffe Heath Nature Reserve  Bird Records 1999-2017.pdf




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