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Damflask easier walk

Since the government guidelines have changed, we’ve been working hard to devise a plan to keep everyone safe while enjoying our beautiful reservoirs. We’ve reopened the car parks at this reservoir so visitors can walk around them as long as social distancing rules are observed.

To help direct visitors, we’ve installed some new signs that are there for everyone to follow so please take a moment to read them.

  • Please maintain social distancing when walking around the reservoir
  • Please follow designated paths. The paths are there to keep you and our key workers safe.
  • Some of our paths may be closed off. This is because our key workers need to access them and they will be clearly signposted that they are closed.
  • 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.

All of our toilet facilities are still closed at these reservoirs so please be mindful of this when visiting.

Damflask Reservoir is situated in the Loxley Valley, near the village of Low Bradfield. It sits just within the boundary of the Peak District National Park, giving it a beautiful countryside setting whilst still being easily accessible from the centre of Sheffield, just 5 miles to the east.

The 47 hectare area of open water is popular for angling and water sports, including three active rowing clubs and the Viking Sailing Club. The perimeter of the reservoir is also great for walking, especially since enhancements to the 31/4 mile circular route were completed in 2015 following a £60,000 Yorkshire Water investment. Improvements included the widening of access points to facilitate wheelchair entry, tactile paving and information boards, and an accessible ramp down to the waterside for fishing.

Low Bradfield is a charming village where a visit to the reservoir can be completed with a drink at a café or public house.

Location

Low Bradfield, north-west of Sheffield

Difficulty

1 out of 4

Route Length

3.5 miles

Route Time

1.5 - 2 hours

Terrain & Gradient

Mostly well surfaced pathwats, with short sectons of pavements and roads. Mostly flat or gentle slopes but occasional stretches of steeper gradient greater than 1:10. There are no steps, stiles or gates on this route.

How To Get There

By car: There is no car park at the reservoir, however, roadside parking is possible.

By public transport: There is a bus stop where Oaks Lane meets New Road, which is where this walking route starts (point 1).

For up to date travel information from any location, visit google maps to search directions.

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