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!
To keep everyone happy and safe, please:
- follow government guidance
- don’t swim
- take your litter home
- stick to the path
- keep your dog on a lead
- clean up after your dog
- don’t light fires or BBQs.
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.
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.
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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.
Frequently asked questions
Can you swim in Damflask Reservoir?
No, you can't swim in Damflask Reservoir. Reservoirs are really dangerous places and have lots of dangers hidden under the surface. We don't allow anyone to swim in our reservoirs, even if you’re a great swimmer!
Why can’t you swim in Damflask Reservoir?
Damflask Reservoir has lots of hidden dangers. The water is very cold (even in summer) and cold water shock can kill. Damflask Reservoir supplies water to be treated, so there's machinery and strong currents under the water. There may also be blue-green algae, which causes rashes and severe illnesses.
Can dogs swim in Damflask Reservoir?
No, it’s not safe for dogs to swim in Damflask Reservoir and they shouldn’t drink the water. Blue-green algae can form on the surface, which is poisonous and can kill them. There’s also dangerous machinery and strong currents under the water.
Is wild swimming allowed in Damflask Reservoir?
No, Damflask Reservoir is dangerous. Reservoirs aren't the same as natural lakes, they’re man-made and have large machinery that’s working 24/7 just below the surface. They’re also very cold, have strong currents and might have blue-green algae which causes rashes and severe illness.