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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
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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.
More things to do near Sheffield
Whether you fancy a gentle stroll around a reservoir, a challenging hike or an afternoon of fishing and sailing, there's plenty to do around Sheffield.