In accordance with government guidance, our recreational sites and car parks remain open for people to exercise outdoors. We ask that you follow the latest guidance on group sizes and social distancing to help keep yourself, our key workers and others safe.
If you do plan to visit, we continue to request that you are respectful of our sites, staff members, other visitors and local communities:
- Do not light any BBQs or fires and call 999 to report any uncontrolled fires that may be at risk of spreading.
- Make sure you take any litter home with you.
- Please follow any instructions on signage around the site.
- Please follow designated paths. The paths are there to keep you and our key workers safe.
- If the car park is full, please do not park on verges or on the road as this causes traffic issues and can block important access for operational vehicles or the emergency services.
Dale Dike Reservoir
Dale Dike Reservoir sits in a chain of reservoirs between Strines and Damflask Reservoirs and was completed in 1864. The reservoir is much loved by walkers offering a peaceful and tranquil 2-mile circular walk.
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 walking route begins at the public car park, off The Sands in Low Bradfield (S6 6LA). There is also some roadside parking in Low Bradfield.
Head west on the B6077/Loxley Road for 3 miles to High Bradfield. Turn left onto Woodfall Lane and down the hill to Low Bradfield. At the T-junction with Mill Lee Road, turn right and then right again onto the Sands. The car park is on the right after about 100 metres.
By public transport
Low Bradfield is accessible by bus. There is a bus stop where Smithy Bridge Road meets Mill Lee Road; just a two minute walk away from the start point 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.