Damflask easier walk

To help keep everyone safe, our car park at this reservoir is closed and we're asking everyone not to visit for a little while - hopefully it won't be for too long. We'll update here when it's back open. For more information please visit our reservoirs page.

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.


Low Bradfield, north-west of Sheffield


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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).

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