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The winning photograph in the competition for Best Ulley Photograph 2022 was taken by Chris Weston

Second place went to Dennis Farrell and Third place to Mike Smethurst

Thanks to all the photographers that submitted photos. All the shortlisted photographs are shown on the adjacent post.


Woodhouse Community Choir will be singing in the Visitors Centre from 11.30am until 12.30pm at the December Cafe Day. There will also be a Christmas stall and raffle.

The cafe will be open from 11am until 3pm serving homemade soup and cakes together with other refreshments.



The Friends of Ulley Country Park is a voluntary organisation working in partnership with Rotherham Council, the owners of the Park, to protect and enhance the natural environment in the Park.

Membership of the Friends group is open to everyone and is now well over 270. We have provided significant financial support to the Rangers team at Ulley since the group was founded in 2006 and continue to work positively towards ensuring the facilities in the Park are improved and maintained for the enjoyment of all visitors.

The elected Committee meets monthly at the Visitors Centre, with the Park Manager and representatives from the local Parish Councils, to discuss the Friends activities and proposals for projects to be implemented in the Park. As a voluntary group, the Friends have successfully applied for grant funding to enable additional resources for various projects in the Park.

The Friends hold a monthly Café Day in the Visitors Centre, generally on the third Sunday of the month, to encourage visitors to the Park and raise vital funds for carrying out improvements in the Park.

Two newsletters are also usually circulated to members each year, in Spring and Autumn, giving details of the Friends activities and projects being  implemented in the Park

The work of the Friends group has been recognised by receipt of the Duke of York’s Community Initiative Award in 2017

The Aims of the Friends group are set out in the constitution as follows:-

  • To protect and enhance the Park, its amenities and its heritage
  • To work in partnership with Rotherham Borough Council
  • To promote further development through grant funding and volunteering
How to join

Annual membership of the Friends group is only £5 and new members receive a copy of “The Story of Ulley Country Park” written by Russ Howes. If you would like to join either:-

Members receive two newsletters a year.


For any queries, e-mail us at   or phone our Secretary, Paul Nash on 01709 370797.

Visit UlleyCountryPark on Facebook or @UlleyRanger on Twitter

To contact the Park Rangers, phone 01709 850353.

To contact Ulley Sailing Club visit their website


Ulley Country Park is on the A618 Pleasley Road between Aughton and Whiston. Post Code is S26 3XL

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