Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust work tirelessly towards protecting our unique environment and the host of creatures who live within it. 

Blacka Moor is the largest and most spectacular of the nature reserves they manage. It contains 181 hectares of breath-taking scenery and forms part of a much larger internationally important wild landscape – the Eastern Peak District Moors – which is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

Unique features on Blacka Moor include the varieties of heather, the gradual transition from woodland to open moor and its population of bilberry bumblebees.

Its diverse migrant bird population includes willow warblers, black caps, cuckoos, wheatears, stonechats and whinchats. The ease and regularity of seeing red deer on site – the UK’s largest and wonderfully majestic mammal – is also a major bonus.

The Wildlife Trust help the development of this rare heathland habitat throughout the year and you can help them by getting involved in one of the many Volunteer Work Days, part of an extensive volunteer programme that run at sites right across the city.

Volunteering is a great way to gain skills and experience in conservation or simply contribute to the protection and enhancement of wildlife, plus it’s also a great excuse to just be outside amongst beautiful scenery. You can help out for a whole day or even join them for just an hour- anyone is welcome to get involved!

As a charity with an extremely tight budget, the Trust relies on volunteers in order to remain operational. Whether you’re helping out in their office, or actively out working at one of their sites such as Blacka Moor, the Trust benefits greatly from those who help them protect our greenery.

See a full list of available Volunteer Work Days via the Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust website here:  or for more information on The Trusts’ different volunteering options go to:


Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust Volunteer Days
Wildlife & Nature Event
Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust Volunteer Days

Fancy getting outside while giving something back to the beautiful green spaces, woodland and nature reserves across the city?

Eastern Moors
Other Club or Group
Eastern Moors

Part of the Peak District National Park, the Eastern and Burbage Moors sit on the fringes of Sheffield, England’s fourth largest city.

National Trust Longshaw Estate
Visitor Centre
National Trust Longshaw Estate

Explore 1,600 acres of moor, gritstone edges and extensive woods with dramatic views over the Derwent Valley.



  1. stella73
    Sheffield and Rotherham wildlife is basically a trust which works for saving lives of those animal species which are going to extinct. Working with is just an incredible experience. You can grab this for some quality stuff.

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