Guided Walks and Thanks to BTCV

The most recent stint of conservation work at Blackburn Meadows by BTCV is now in its final stages. Over the past four weeks, volunteers have worked in all weathers to complete the vital improvements that will lay the foundations for Echoes of Blackburn Meadows. Tasks have comprised draining footpaths, laying new surfaces and removing masses of unwanted litter, bracken and Buddleia.

On Tuesday 5th October, volunteers will be hosting a guided walk to showcase the transformation of sections of the public pathways at Blackburn Meadows. The walk is open to all and will last around one hour. The route is flat and, thanks to the hard work of volunteers at BTCV, the pathway is clean, safe and accessible for all walking abilities.

Those wishing to attend the event should meet volunteers at the end of Alsing Road (just beneath the M1 viaduct), near Meadowhall at the Echoes of Blackburn Meadows information board. Click HERE to view a map. Please be weatherproof, kitted with sturdy footwear and ready to commence the walk at 1.45pm. For any queries and questions, please contact BTCV Senior Project Officer John Thompson on 0114 290 1255.

For those unable to make the walk, be sure to tune into BBC Radio Sheffield at 8am on the day, when Echoes’ Jen and BTCV’s John Thompson will be talking about the project live from the site.

Lastly, here at Echoes of Blackburn Meadows, we would like to say an enormous thank you to BTCV for its vision, hard work and dedication in the improvement of the green open spaces in the area. We can now look forward to welcoming new visitors to Blackburn Meadows – both people and wildlife – for many years to come.