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Blackburn Meadows NR South Yorkshire

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Ferham Lake at Blackburn Meadows SWT reserve, with Magna Science Centre in the background.
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Ferham Lake at Blackburn Meadows SWT reserve, with Magna Science Centre in the background.

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Site Details

An oasis of ponds, reedbed, scrub, grassland and old sewage workings within sight of the M1 in Holme, part of industrial Rotherham.

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Additional Site Details


Good circular trail (wheelchair-accessible) around the core of the reserve. Free access at all times.


Ample casual parking next to canal; the official car park is only opened for special events.

Opening Times

Any reasonable time.


Two stone-built hides, a dipping pond for children and some attractive sculpture.

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