Dale Dike walk

Covid-19 update

In accordance with government guidance, our recreational sites and car parks remain open during the national lockdown for people to exercise locally. We ask that you follow the latest guidance to help keep yourself, our key workers and others safe. In the current lockdown this includes:

  • Please do not travel to one of our sites if it isn’t local (which the government has defined as the village, town, or part of a city where you live).
  • Please only visit to exercise with your household, your support bubble, or to meet one other person.

If you do plan to visit, we continue to request that you are respectful of our sites, staff members, other visitors and local communities:

  • Please maintain social distancing throughout your visit.
  • Please follow any instructions on signage around the site.
  • Please follow designated paths. The paths are there to keep you and our key workers safe.
  • Make sure you take any litter home with you and do not light any BBQs or fires.
  • If the car park is full, please do not park on verges or on the road as this causes traffic issues and can block important access for operational vehicles or the emergency services.

All of our toilet facilities are currently closed so please be mindful of this when visiting.

This route provides a gently undulating walk around the water’s edge of the peaceful Dale Dike Reservoir. Unwind, take in the scenery and observe the varied wildlife found in the neighboring woodlands and pastures.


West of Low Bradfield, near Sheffield


2 out of 4

Route Length

2.5 miles

Terrain & Gradient

This route takes you along unsurfaced paths and rough stoned tracks, and includes some gates, steps and a stile. The gradients are mainly fairly level, except for steeper sections between the reservoir path and Mortimer Road. The terrain can be uneven, wet and muddy underfoot, so good sturdy footwear is recommended.

How To Get There

By car: There is no car park at Dale Dike Reservoir, however some roadside parking is available (such as at points 1, S6 6LE, and 7, S6 6JE, on the route) – please park carefully and with consideration for other road users.

From Sheffield: Head west/north-west out of Sheffield via Loxley Road (B6077), past Loxley and towards High Bradfield. After about 4 miles, when you reach High Bradfield, turn left down Woodfall Lane and around the village green at Low Bradfield. Go over the bridge and right onto Fairhouse Lane, which then becomes Annet Lane. Keep right as Annet Lane becomes Dale Road and then continue for another ¾ mile to where this walk begins.

By public transport: There is a bus stop where Fair House Lane becomes Annet Lane, about a mile away from the start of the route.

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