What connects birch bashing, Shetland sheep and nightjars? The answer is the Management on Wharncliffe Heathlands Local Nature Reserve.

Find out more about how the reserve is managed on a guided tour on Sunday afternoon 10th May.  Meet at the River Don bridge on Station Road, Deepcar (post code S36 2SQ) at 2.00pm if you want to join the tour.

The tour will be led by trustees of the Wharncliffe Heathlands Trust who manage the area in collaboration with the Forestry Commission.

Information will be provided on the management of the site and recent changes.  It is hoped that those attending may also catch a sight of some of the species the reserve exists to conserve, such as tree pipits and tiger beetles.

Wear stout footwear and bring along some water proof clothing and binoculars if you have them.  The tour is due to be completed by 5pm.

For more information, contact Pete on 07903 341 065 or visit