Ingbirchworth walk

This route revolves around Ingbirchworth Reservoir, running next to the water’s edge and passing through small areas of woodland. 

Ingbirchworth 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.

Get your hiking boots on

This not too strenuous route revolves around Ingbirchworth Reservoir, running next to the water’s edge and passing through small areas of woodland. The path is unsurfaced in places and can be muddy. Sturdy footwear is recommended. The walk is 1.3 miles long.

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Ingbirchworth walking guide



West of Ingbirchworth village, north of Penistone


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2 out of 4

Route length

1.3 miles

Walking time

1 hours

Terrain & gradient

From points 1-3 along the northern edge of the walk, the path is a wide surfaced track. As the walk continues past point 3, it becomes muddy with lots of tree roots covering the path. There are no steps or stiles. Sturdy boots are recommended for this walk.

How to get there

By car

On-street parking is located near point 1 on Wellthorne Lane, S36 7GN.

From Penistone

Take the B6462 heading north for about a mile, until you reach the A629. Turn left and continue on the A629 for the next mile and a half, then turn left onto Wellthorne Lane.

From Shepley

Follow the A629 south. After about 3 miles, turn right onto Wellthorne Lane.

By public transport

There are bus stops a 5 minute walk from the start of this route, near where Wellthorne Lane meets the A629.

Make a day of it

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