Site name: Stone Moor

Zone: Countryside Zone

Land owner: Private

Date of survey: 9-Mar-00

Current management: Mainly as wet pasture for cattle.

Proposed management: Dry stone wall restoration (dry stone wall restoration). Maintain periodic grazing regime and wet pasture areas to attract lapwing and curlew.

SK26609715

Date of Visual Survey - Aug 2004

Click map to see details and location of photographs

The ideas and possibilities outlined below are designed to help members of the local community as they think about what could happen on this site. Nothing is fixed and alternative solutions may well emerge over the coming decade - it is for the local community to decide and enable it to happen. Email here to volunteer to help and to send your ideas, reactions, corrections to the SVP team.

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Visual Attributes - update 2004

This large area of wetland pasture lies to the south of Stone Moor Road next to the rugby field and is bounded by a dry stone wall which requires restoration in places. A row of windswept hawthorn trees and holly bushes stretch across the field at the southern end. The ground is very boggy under foot, supporting rushes and wetland grass.


Safety

The site is situated next to the main road into Bolsterstone, providing some surveillance. It is exposed, with the row of small trees creating the only view restriction.

Activities that the site supports at present

The site is used for grazing cattle.

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Activities that could be supported in the future

It is suggested that the wet pasture and periodic grazing regime be maintained to attract lapwing and curlew to the site.


The charts below have a colour next the description if anything in the list, which was used to identify the whole range of possibilities for Stocksbridge, occurs on this site.

Ecology

HABITAT TYPES FOUND ON SITE

found 2002

aim by 2012

found 2002

aim by 2012

Amenity Grassland

Mosses and Bryophytes

*

Amenity Shrubs

Heath Land

Amenity Tree Planting

Wetlands

*

Amenity Flower Beds

Open Water

Amenity Hedges

Running Water

Rough Grassland

*

Cultivated/Disturbed Land

Acid Grassland

*

Bare Earth/Erosion

Marshy Grassland (wet pasture)

*

Hedges

Trees Broadleaf

Walls

*

Trees Coniferous

Fences

*

Trees Mixed

Invasive Species

Scrub

*

Other (Please state)

Tall Herbs

*

Low Herbs and Shrubs (Native)

*

Amenity Bulb Planting

 

 


People

CURRENT USES

found 2002

aim by 2012

found 2002

aim by 2012

FORMAL PROVISION

INFORMAL USES

Formal Pitches

Cycling

Formal Play Area

Jogging

Car Park

Walking

Seating

Shortcuts

Picnic Area

Desire Lines

Art Work

Motor Cycling

Dog Walking Area

Car Driving

Pavement

Car Parking

Footpath Network

Damaged Bollards/Fences

Steps

Vandalism

Cycle Paths

Graffiti

Trim Track

Litter (small)

Litter Bins

Fly Tipping

Dog Waste Bins

Burnt Out Cars

Formal Off-road Area

Fires

Bollards

Hanging Around

Lighting

Alcohol Drinking

Signs

Drug Taking

Interpretive Signs

Dog Mess

Hard Surfaces

Quiet Contemplation

Other (please state)

Sun Bathing

Informal Play (state)

Other Informal Uses (state)

Cattle grazing (certain times of year)

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Stocksbridge SRB5 Greenspace Audit undertaken by Jim Flanagan for Sheffield Wildlife Trust - see their Community Action Handbook - full of good ideas for your local site

Unsliven road

Stone Moor

Stone Moor Rugby Field

St Mary's Bolsterstone

Common Lane

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- latest update 16/06/08