Damflask walk

Damflask Reservoir is popular for angling and water sports, but there's also a great walk around the edge of the water.

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.

Enjoy the atmosphere on our Damflask walk

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 in 2015 following a £60,000 Yorkshire Water investment. 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.

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Damflask walking guide

Need an easier walk?

Great news! This route follows well surfaced pathways, with short sections of pavements and roads. The route is mostly flat with gentle slopes but there are stretches which are a bit steeper. There are no steps, stiles or gates on this route. You can find our more by reading our walk guide.

Damflask walking guide

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Low Bradfield, north-west of Sheffield


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1 out of 4

Route length

3.5 miles

Walking time

1.5 - 2 hours

Terrain & gradient

Mostly well surfaced paths, with short sections of pavements and roads. Mostly flat or gentle slopes but occasional stretches of steeper gradient greater than 1:10. There are no steps, stiles or gates on this route.

How to get there

By car

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 this walking route starts (point 1).

Make a day of it

While you're here, why not try another walk?

Walk Distance Difficulty Facilities

Agden walk

3.5 miles 3 out of 4

No facilities available

Dale Dike walk

2.5 miles 2 out of 4

No facilities available

More things to do near Sheffield

Whether you fancy a gentle stroll around a reservoir, a challenging hike, a bike ride with the family, a bit of pony trekking or an afternoon of fishing, there's plenty to do around Sheffield.

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