Friends of Gillfield Wood

The Friends of Gillfield Wood were formed to manage the wood, survey and map its flora and fauna, research its history and get people to learn about the wood. They have monthly meetings as well as speakers to speak on different subjects.

Gillfield Wood – known locally also as Gillyfield Wood – was first documented in 1561 as ‘a springe wood called Jyll felde’ but is certainly much older. Sinuous in shape and following the Totley Brook, it is at the edge of Sheffield near the Peak District National Park, lying on the boundary between both Totley and Holmesfield and South Yorkshire and Derbyshire. Gillfield is a peaceful wood, mostly replanted with American (red) oak and larch in the 1960s but retaining much of its ancient flora including swathes of bluebells and wood anemones in spring.