Visitors can now walk across the rope bridge over Irongates Lock onto the small island in the River Ouse. This is a new area for visitors to explore and to see the river from a different perspective.
River Ouse Restoration Project at Sheffield Park
Recent funding from external grants and raffle ticket sales onsite have enabled the National Trust to start a project to improve the channel shape and connection to the floodplain, benefiting water quality, wildlife habitats and alleviating flooding downstream. Plans also include building a bridge over the river, linking the Sheffield Park parkland with the Ouse Valley Way.
Follow the project through each stage of development as we enhance the natural environment and improve access and information for our visitors.
01 Nov 18
The rope bridge opens to visitors
09 Oct 18
The bridge across the River Ouse opens
Today marks another landmark date when the bridge opens, linking Sheffield Park and Garden to the Ouse Valley Way and the village of Newick. By opening up new walks and alternative views for visitors, you can now enjoy the Sheffield Park estate from a new perspective.
25 Sep 18
Moving day for the bridge!
As you can imagine, it's not easy moving a bridge and several weeks of arrangements and discussions went into planning the move, as well as some serious lifting equipment. Despite the bridge being delivered last November, we had to wait until the weather and ground conditions were favourable to withstand the equipment and it was certainly a momentous day watching it move across the parkland.