The prehistoric Wincobank HiIl Fort is a Scheduled Monument and is surrounded by ancient woodland of oak, beech and birch. From the top, you have a wonderful view overlooking the Lower Don Valley in Sheffield.
Nearby, runs the route of the Roman Ridge, an ancient earthwork. The history of this is still a mystery, but people used to think it was a Roman road. Some people now think this ridge which runs from Sheffield to Mexborough was created even before Roman times, possibly to mark ancient boundaries.
What a fantastic place to take part in Forest School-type activities, with all the wonderful history around you! The trees are some of the best for climbing in Sheffield, and your secret dens will surely never be found in this amazing environment.
Penny runs Forest School activities throughout the year, as part of the Upper Wincobank Chapel wider programme of activities for people of all ages, and Friends of Wincobank Hill are always looking for new members to join them in their activities to help preserve and celebrate the wonderful Wincobank Hill.
Find them at February Freebie…
Penny is running two activities each day as part of February Freebie 2015.
- Monday 16th Feb, 10.00am-12.30pm and 12.30pm-3.00pm. Practical woodland fun including arts and crafts and outdoor adventure (weather permitting!) Ages 8-12 years.
- Thursday 19th Feb, 10.00am-12.30pm and 12.30pm-3.00pm. Family woodland and craft adventures (depending on the weather!) All children to be accompanied by an adult.
For both activities, meet at Wincobank Chapel, Wincobank Avenue, Sheffield, S5 6BB. Contact Penny on 07980 143776 to book a place