Damflask Reservoir

Damflask Reservoir is situated in the Loxley Valley, near the village of Low Bradfield.

Damflask Reservoir

Covid-19 update

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.

Damflask Reservoir is great for walking, angling and water sports.

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. 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.

Activities

Walking Fishing  Sailing  

Walk Distance Difficulty Facilities
Damflask walk 3.5 miles 1 out of 4

No facilities available

Fishing

Damflask is one of Yorkshire's largest premier fisheries and situated within the stunning Peak District National Park.

The reservoir can be fished for bream, chub, dace, perch, pike and roach and is open all year round. In recent years we have restocked the reservoir with over 100 bream, some weighing more than 4lbs each. At a match held at the reservoir in 2005, an individual record of 70lbs was set by one angler!

Go fishing

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Water sports

Damflask reservoir has 47 hectares of open water which makes it perfect for sailing and rowing.

Reservoir

Make a day of it

While you're here, why not visit a nearby reservoir?

Agden Reservoir

Agden reservoir, completed in 1869, sits above Damflask Reservoir with Dale Dike and Strines Reservoirs to the south-west. The public footpath leading from Windy Bank and around the north of the reservoir, is mostly flat and well surfaced but can be muddy.

Dale Dike Reservoir

Dale Dike Reservoir is much loved by walkers offering a peaceful and tranquil 2-mile circular walk. This route is quite muddy and uneven so walking boots are recommended.

How to get there

By car

The reservoir can be found at S6 6SQ. 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 the walking route starts.

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.

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