Royd Moor Reservoir

Royd Moor is the smallest of the three reservoirs just to the North of Penistone.

Royd Moor 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.

Discover amazing nature at Royd Moor Reservoir 

The land around the reservoir is planted with mature native oak trees and lots of wildflowers, making it a nature lover’s retreat all year round. The walk around the reservoir is only 1½ miles long and features a mixture of wide surface tracks and smaller paths which are muddy and riddled with tree roots. If you’re coming to Royd Moor, why not make a day of it and visit Scout Dike and Ingbirchworth too.




Walk Distance Difficulty Facilities
Royd Moor walk 1.5 miles 2 out of 4


Make a day of it

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

Scout Dike Reservoir

Scout Dike is a charming reservoir with a medium length walk around the perimeter, which is mostly well surfaced.

Ingbirchworth Reservoir

West of Barnsley is Ingbirchworth reservoir, a small body of water with a lot of character.

How to get there

By car

There is on-street parking located on Royd Moor Road, (S36 7RD).

From Penistone

Take the A628 heading West. After 0.7miles, take a sharp right heading into Thurlstone. Head uphill along Towngate and after 0.1miles, bear left onto Royd Moor Road. After 0.8miles, you’ll see a small car park on your right.

By public transport

Unfortunately, there are no public transport links for Royd Moor Reservoir.