Into Amateur Radio? then you are invited to join us on our morning meet up

You are invited to join us

WE HAVE A MORNING MEET-UP THIS WEDNESDAY 28TH FEB MORNING AT THRYBERGH COUNTRY PARK from 09:30 to 12:00 and every Wednesday in March 2024 at Thrybergh.
This is open to anyone who has an interest in Amateur Radio. We look forward to seeing you and will be monitoring 145.500 FM if you want to call in.
However, please do feel free to join us in person and say hello
Thrybergh is located just outside Rotherham on the A630, there is a Cafe on site (you will find us there I expect)
The Country Park started out, as a reservoir and was created between 1876 and 1880 and was used to provide drinking water to Doncaster. It was acquired by Rotherham MBC in 1980, who opened it as a nature reserve and country park in 1983.
Thrybergh Country Park CP Map

Thrybergh Country Park

The Country Park is accessible by car from the A630 Doncaster Road between Thrybergh and Hooton Roberts. I understand that there is also a bus stop immediately outside the main entrance to the park on the A630 and a pay and display car park within the park.

Thrybergh Country Park, Doncaster Road, Thrybergh, Rotherham, S65 4NU

Update! (2024-03-12)

We have been running these morning meetups for anyone interested in Amateur Radio since late February 2024. We have had an excellent response from our own members and others, and each week we get more and more people joining us.

Some people come for Coffee and a chat, some take part in Amateur Radio activities, and sometimes we ‘Activate the Park as part of Parks on the Air (POTA). Others come for a walk around the lake, some use handheld radios to chat as they go!

Activities at Thrybergh

The location is delightful, and there are a number of things you can do including:

  1. Walking and Hiking: The park features several walking trails that wind through woodland, meadows, and around the picturesque Thrybergh Reservoir. It’s a great place for a leisurely stroll or a more vigorous hike.
  2. Cycling: There are cycling routes within the park, suitable for both leisurely rides and more challenging cycling experiences. You can bring your own bike or rent one from nearby facilities.
  3. Birdwatching: Thrybergh Country Park is home to a variety of bird species, making it a popular destination for birdwatchers. Bring your binoculars and see how many species you can spot around the reservoir and woodland areas.
  4. Fishing: Thrybergh Reservoir is well-known for its fishing opportunities. Anglers can try their luck catching a variety of fish species, including carp, bream, tench, and perch. You’ll need a valid fishing permit, which can be obtained from the park office.
  5. Picnicking: With its scenic views and tranquil surroundings, Thrybergh Country Park is an ideal spot for a picnic. There are designated picnic areas where you can relax and enjoy a meal with family or friends.
  6. Water Sports: The reservoir offers opportunities for various water activities such as sailing, kayaking, and windsurfing. If you have your own equipment, you can launch from designated areas.
  7. Nature Watching: Besides birdwatching, the park is home to other wildlife such as rabbits, foxes, and various species of butterflies and insects. Keep your eyes peeled as you explore the park’s natural habitats.
  8. Children’s Play Area: There’s a dedicated play area for children, featuring swings, slides, and other playground equipment. It’s a great way for kids to burn off energy and have fun outdoors.
  9. Educational Events: Thrybergh Country Park often hosts educational events and workshops focused on nature, wildlife, and conservation. Check the park’s website or inquire at the visitor centre for upcoming events.
  10. Dog Walking: Dogs are welcome at Thrybergh Country Park, so it’s a perfect place to take your furry friend for a walk. Just remember to keep them on a leash and clean up after them.

These are just a few of the activities you can enjoy at Thrybergh Country Park. Whether you’re seeking outdoor adventure, relaxation, or nature exploration, the park offers something for everyone to enjoy.

view from the CP

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