Langsett Accessible 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.

This route takes you along the northern shore of Langsett Reservoir. You can enjoy the sheltered serenity of being in the woods, complemented by beautiful glimpses of glistening water which peek through the trees. There are plenty of opportunities to stop and admire the views across the reservoir, with its backdrop of woodlands and moors on the opposite shore. Either take the reservoir shore route and return the way you came, or follow the circular route which takes you back to the car park through more woods and alongside open fields.


About 4 miles south west of Penistone


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Route Length

2.25 miles

Walking Time

1.5 hours

Terrain & Gradient

The shorter version of the walk is on a well-surfaced path with a consistent 2 metre width. Most of this is quite flat or gently undulating, however there are a couple of steep sections, particularly the first descent from the car park down to the shore. The extended route includes a 500 metre section of wide track that can get muddy during wetter periods, and is a steady climb. The remainder of this circular route is on a well-surfaced bridleway which is consistently at least 2 metres wide. This is mostly quite flat but with a 40 metre section of steep climb.

How To Get There

By car: You can use our free Langsett Barn car park (S36 4GY) just off the A616. Alternative parking is available at Langsett Flouch car park which is further west along the A616, approximately 250 metres before the Flouch roundabout (this car park has a height barrier). Please be aware that accessing the route from Flouch car park involves crossing a busy road, so please take care.

From Penistone, follow the A638. After about 3 miles, the main road curves to the right; here turn left along Fullshaw Lane, which then becomes Gilbert Hill. You will meet the A616 after about a mile; turn right and look out for the entrance to Langsett Barn car park on your left after less than 100m.

By public transport: there is a bus stop nearby, opposite the Wagon and Horses pub and another 1 ¼ miles away, on Manchester Road.

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


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