Rother Valley Country Park

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  • Address: Mansfield Road | Wales Bar, Sheffield S26 5PQ, England, United Kingdom
  • Timings: 08:30 am - 08:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +44-1142471452
  • Time Required: 05:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, National Park, Biking Trail, Walking Area, Food And Drinks, Cafe, Leisure, Family And Kids, Water Sport, Lake, Picnic Spot, Nature

The Rother Valley Country Park is a country park in the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham, close to its border with Sheffield and Derbyshire. Full of land and water sports and all sorts of fun, the place is a great hangout for the athlete. Don’t care about moving around too much? Well, the beautiful environment comprised of numerous birds and other wildlife is perfect to forget about things shaking your brain and just relax. Take a book, take a picnic, take your sporting equipment or don’t take anything at all. Rother Valley Country Park has something for everyone.

The park officially opened on 27 May 1983, at a cost of £4 million, following two years of restoration work on former open-cast coal workings. The 750-acre land consists of four lakes and a pond, surrounded by areas of maturing woodland planted in the 1980s, grazing pastures, scrubland, hedgerows and more formal grassland. The park aims to provide an area for recreational pursuits, encourage wildlife to return to the area, and provide a flood protection plan for the areas downstream.

There are tons to do at the Rother Valley Country Park for people of all ages and abilities. From water sports and cycling to fishing or just chilling out in the park, take your pick. There are numerous footpaths within the park and there is vehicular access to the reserve, the main water sports lake and the northern lake. Here is a list of things you can do at this place:

  • Cycling
  • Archery
  • Adventure Valley
  • Bring-your-own-BBQ
  • Bird Watching
  • Fishing
  • Model Boating
  • Golf
  • Riding the Train
  • Horse Riding

Among other things, the park is highly recommended for bird watching, with over 230 species recorded in the area during the past two decades. Half a day’s exploration of the different habitats can easily produce 50 to 60 species at most times of the including local and nationally scarce and rare birds. Sailing, windsurfing or canoeing is quite the attractions. The park provides instruction, equipment and wet suits. The Centre also offers a variety of summer activity courses for 9 -14 year olds. The Water Sports Centre has a large fleet of mountain bikes for hire as well as child trailers, baby seats and wheelchair tandems. There are three different areas in the park for fishing purposes. The management also provides mobility scooters and different types of bikes to go around.

The Craft Centre is an interesting place with pottery, screen painting and woodwork on display. You can see the craftsmen at work within the courtyard area opposite the cafe in the park. Also, a separate company called the Sheffield Cable Water Ski Centre provides opportunities for Knee boarding, Water-skiing and Wakeboarding. Lastly, The Stables Café provides a lot of things you can munch on to soothe that hungry belly.

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  • Tips & Warnings: The Main Lake near the car park is a great place to feed the birds.
  • You can spot foxes in the woodland areas.
  • Northern Lake, Nethermore Lake and River Rother are three nice places to fish.
  • Ideal outdoor space to play outdoor games.
  • Wheelchair is accessible.
  • Wheelchairs and mobility scooters are available for hire.

Entrance Ticket Details For Rother Valley Country Park

  • Per Vehicle / Per Entry- £3.50; Blue Badge Holders - Weekdays - FREE; Saturdays, Sundays & Bank Holidays - £2; Mini Buses and Coaches for Groups- FREE.
  • Ticketing for several sports within the park and gear hire comes with their own separate prices. For a detailed description, please visit Rother Valley Country Park’s official website.
  • From April - June £72.50; From July - September £52; From October - December £26; From January - March £14.50.

Rother Valley Country Park Hours

  • Other Hours: 30th March - 27th April: 08:30 am – 07:00 pm; 
  • 28th April - 31st August: 08:30 am – 08:00 pm; 
  • 1st September - 5th October: 08:30 am – 07:00 pm; 
  • 6th October - 25th October: 08:30 am – 06:00 pm;
  • 26th October until March 2015: 08:30 am – 05:00 pm.
  • Last admittance: one hour before closure.

How to Reach Rother Valley Country Park

  • Buses from Sheffield Interchange stop at Swallownest from where there is a 12-minute walk in the park and in Killamarsh.
  • Buses from Rotherham also stop in Killamarsh and at Wales Bar.

  • The Stables Cafe

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  • Rother Valley Country Park Address: Mansfield Road | Wales Bar, Sheffield S26 5PQ, England, United Kingdom
  • Rother Valley Country Park Contact Number: +44-1142471452
  • Rother Valley Country Park Timing: 08:30 am - 08:00 pm
  • Best time to visit Rother Valley Country Park(preferred time): 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Rother Valley Country Park: 05:00 Hrs
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  • 66.86% of people who visit Sheffield include Rother Valley Country Park in their plan

  • 75% of people start their Rother Valley Country Park visit around 1 PM - 2 PM

  • People usually take around 5 Hrs to see Rother Valley Country Park

Monday, Wednesday and Saturday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Rother Valley Country Park

People normally club together Tropical Butterfly House and Sheffield And Tinsley Canal Trail while planning their visit to Rother Valley Country Park.

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