Local Wildlife Sites
The following Local Wildlife Sites include willow carr:
11 Gunthwaite Dam, Clough Wood
24 Worsbrough Reservoir
46 Elsecar Reservoir
48 Bretton Park,
23 Rockley Woods
26 Cliffe Wood,
25 Barnsley Canal at Wilthorpe,
40 Forge & Tin Mill Rocher,
Illustrative Map to follow
A network of scrub habitat in Barnsley found on former railway tracks and previously developed sites is important for a range of wildlife species including Willow Tit.
Patches of scrub and lines of scrub thicket can be found in a majority of LWS and in some cases are causing damage to the main priority habitat for which they are designated. However scrub as part of the habitat matrix also benefits wildlife in many sites .
Areas of dense scrub along the river Dearne have been identified as possible resting places for Otter.
Scrub can be be found alongside streams, former railway tracks and waggonways, where hedgerows have been allowed to thicken and widen, in willow carr wet woodland, and on numerous previously developed sites that nature has taken over.