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Ulley Reservoir CP South Yorkshire

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Centred around the reservoir, the Ulley Country Park is located off the A618 Rotherham-Swallownest road. It was bought by Rotherham Borough Council in 1986, for the cost of £1. The defunct reservoir was designated a Country Park for recreational use and for wildlife. A visitor centre and ranger service operate in the park. Much of the interest at this site lies the area that surrounds the reservoir. The reservoir itself is not noted for its wildfowl. Habitats found in or adjacent to the country park include the open water, woodland, grassland, farmland and gorse heath.

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Close to junction 33 of the M1 and centred around the reservoir, the park is easily located off the A618 Rotherham-Swallownest road at SK4587.


There are restrictions on access. A parking fee is payable. A ranger service operates from a visitor centre.


A small charge is payable in the main car park, but there are several free laybys.


There is a visitor centre with refreshments and toilet facilities

Key Areas / Routes

Check the reservoir for any wildfowl.
The alders surrounding the water attract Siskin and Lesser Redpoll in winter.
The northern (Morthen) arm of the reservoir is reserved for nature conservation and is the most productive part of the site. There is a large area of gorse heath as well as a (private) woodland.

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