Barnsley Biodiversity Action Plan. DRAFT Last Updated July 2020 Barnsley town hall and church amidst trees

Barnsley Biodiversity Trust is made up of individuals and representatives of organisations with an interest in Barnsley’s biodiversity - its landscapes, habitats, sites and wildlife. Together we raise awareness of biodiversity issues and take action to promote Barnsley's biodiversity. This benefits all who live in and visit Barnsley.


BBT is a partner in a number of bodies and activities. These include

Barnsley Biological Records Centre  

Barnsley Sites Partnership  

Dearne Valley Green Heart NIA  

South Yorkshire Biodiversity Forum

South Yorkshire Nature Partnership


Images in this website include those from the Barnsley Biodiversity Action Plan 2008 (by Eric Bennett, Laurie Campbell, Geoff Carr, Mark Hamblin, Richard Hewer, NHPA and Ian Robinson) and additional photographs by Gordon Bristowe, Colin Graham, Ron Marshall, Peter Roberts and Alwyn Timms.

It is the intention over time to include only photographs from Barnsley.

Groups participating as partners in the work of the BBT include:

Barnsley Bird Study group  

Barnsley Council  

Barnsley Naturalist and Scientific Society

Don Catchment River Trust

Environment Agency

Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group

Forestry Commission    

Groundwork Dearne Valley  

Natural England  


Sorby Natural History Society  

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust  

South Yorkshire Badgers Group    

South Yorkshire Bats Group  

Wentworth Castle Trust

Yorkshire Naturalist Union

Peter Roberts, chair

David Allen, treasurer

Colin Graham

Jill Hayler

Mick Birkinshaw
Alwyn Timms

Pete Wall

Monica Ward

Trustees are elected for three years and may be elected for additional terms


7 Keresforth Hall Rd, Barnsley S70 6NE

Also give us your comments on biodiversity in Barnsley, the work of the Barnsley Biodiversity Trust, and our new Biodiversity Plan via our home page or

barnsleybiodiversity wordpress site

Drop us an email if you'd like to contact us or to be on our mailing list for updates and information about meetings and activities.

BBT members helping release hedgehogs BBT voluteers training day for biodiversity in schools project