Holly Hagg is a 3 acre field on the Northern slopes of the beautiful and historic Rivelin Valley run by the voluntary organisation Friends of Holly Hagg. Our aim is to enhance the land, creating meadows, ponds, orchards and vegetable cultivation spaces for people to grow together using sustainable, organic principles based on Permaculture. We keep a few alpacas to graze the meadow and produce fleece (and manure) but mostly because they are a wonderful addition to the project and help us raise funds through a successful alpaca trekking business. School and youth group visits and short courses in country skills such as dry stone walling, willow crafts, bee keeping and of course growing food are part of our vison; reskilling people and reconnecting us with each other, the land and our means of survival.
Facilities: Volunteering, Community space for hire, Wildlife area
Open to the public?Yes
Open to the public - details: Variable opening hours/pre-arranged visits/events or open days only
Details of livestock and rare breeds kept:
Directions to Holly Hagg - Community Food, Wildlife and Forest Garden
The field is on Long Lane, off Stephen Hill/Back Lane, Crosspool, Sheffield S10 5PY. If driving, the postcode is the
nearest but the sat nav will take you to Clough Fields Equestrian Centre so DO NOT TURN UP CLOUGH FIELDS but
follow the directions below.
Take the A57 Manchester Road from Broomhill and just after Crosspool turn right into Stephen Hill (becoming Back
Lane), opposite Stephen Hill Methodist Church and the Sportsman pub. Half a mile down the hill, passing Clough Fields
on the right (do not go there – ignore the sat nav), turn left into Long Lane at the end of the allotments which are on your
left. Be careful not to miss the lane as it is difficult to turn round on Back Lane.
From the Hunters Bar/Ecclesall Road direction go up Rustlings Road, left onto Oakbrook Road, Right onto Hangingwater
Road, across the lights to Gladstone Road right fork up Ivy Park Road, left turn onto Carsick Hill, across the road to
Coldwell Lane, straight across to Hagg Lane, bear right at the end onto Long Lane and park near the field gate on your
left. See below.
(a) From the Walkley direction come along Bole Hill Road, passing the steep road Hagg Hill on your right (the road you
are on is now Back Lane).
(b) From Hillsborough head out of town along Rivelin Valley Road and then turn left up Hagg Hill and right at the top.
(a & b) Holly Hagg is now the field on your right past Hagg Hill so continue until you can turn right into Long Lane.
The bus routes to with a 12 minute walk of the field are
(a) Route 51 from S10 – alight at Crosspool, walk back to Manchester Road heading out of town and follow “From S10”
(b) Route 64 from S6 – take the bus down Rivelin Valley Road passing the park and alight just after Hagg Hill on the left.
Walk up Hagg Hill following the directions “From S6 (b)” above.
The field gate is half way down on the right and there is plenty of parking on Long Lane. Go through the wooden gate
then turn right and through the metal gate. If you can’t see anyone follow the path leading towards the holly and keep
heading down until you find us.
If lost, phone Claire on 0777 9067718
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