Wildlife trail to be launched

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COMMUNITY volunteers, councillors and Sheffield MP Clive Betts will gather for the opening of a new footpath through a wildlife haven.

The Owlthorpe Heritage and Nature Trail is to be launched next Friday, at 10am, by Owlthorpe Community Forum, Sheffield Landscape Trust and Sheffield Council.

Dignitaries and volunteers who have helped create the 1.3 kilometre trail will gather at the start of the trail, near Owlthorpe Medical Centre, Moorthorpe Bank, at 10am.

The ceremony will be followed by mixed ability guided walks around the area.

Other improvements in the area overseen by the forum have included litter clearance, tree, hedge and flower bulb planting, creating of new wetland and restoration of dry stone walls.

n For more information about the trail launch, contact Owlthorpe Community Forum by calling 0114 2735030.