Langsett 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 meanders through woodland and across open moor providing spectacular views from higher ground, especially from the ruins known as North America. There are some steep climbs up rocky, muddy tracks so this walk will appeal to the more adventurous walker. Sturdy boots are recommended. The walk is 3 miles long.


About 4 miles southwest of Penistone


2 out of 4

Route Length

3 miles

Walking Time

3 hours

Terrain & Gradient

This route includes a mixture of surfaced tracks and paths, grassy, muddy paths, and uneven rocky terrain. Some sections involve steep climbs. There are some gates along the route and a set of steps leading up to point 9.

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. Please be aware that there is a height barrier at this car park.

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 0.1 miles away opposite the Wagon and Horses pub and 1.3 miles away on Manchester Road.


Parking Disabled Parking Toilets Disabled Toilets Picnic Area

Useful Downloads:

Langsett.pdf 1.4MB