The beautiful Ulley Country Park is based around a former water supply reservoir that was created in 1872 to provide drinking water to Rotherham. In 1985, the reservoir and surrounding land became a Country Park and to this day, it is a scenic haven for wildlife and the general public alike. It provides an opportunity for the whole family to get out and enjoy the British countryside in a safe, pleasant environment.
Following the 2007 floods and the re-engineering of the dam wall the country park has gone from strength to strength. Whatever the time of year, the 19 hectare park, complete with over 12 hectares of water, is the perfect place to take a stroll, jog, jog, fish or walk your dog. Ulley also has an extensive array of flora and fauna. This diversity is thanks to the close proximity of many different habitats, including open water, woodland, grassland, arable land and gorse scrub, which make up the area surrounding the country park.
The sheer accessibility of the Park makes it a very popular local Green Space and hub for the community. It is home to Ulley Sailing Club, it is has an outdoor centre for local schools, the friends group have over 300 members and often put on events and run a monthly café, there is also an art group based there and a local school for children with special needs use the park on a regular basis to operate a café.