Langsett long walk

Meander through woodland and across open moors on our Langsett walk.

A woodland path at Langsett

Car parking charges

We’re planning to trial car parking charges at this reservoir later this year.

Find out more about the planned charges

Discover spectacular views on our Langsett walk

This route meanders through woodland and across open moor providing spectacular views from higher ground, especially from the ruins known as North America. There are some steep climbs up rocky, muddy tracks so this walk will appeal to the more adventurous walker. Sturdy boots are recommended. The walk is 3 miles long.


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Langsett walking guide



About 4 miles southwest of Penistone.


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2 out of 4

Route length

3 miles

Walking time

3 hours

Terrain & gradient

This route includes a mixture of surfaced tracks and paths, grassy, muddy paths, and uneven rocky terrain. Some sections involve steep climbs. There are some gates along the route and a set of steps leading up to point 9 on the walking guide.

How to get there

By car

You can use our free Langsett Barn car park (S36 4GY) just off the A616. Alternative parking is available at Langsett Flouch car park which is further west along the A616, approximately 250 metres before the Flouch roundabout. Please be aware that there is a height barrier at this car park.

From Penistone

Follow the A638. After about 3 miles, the main road curves to the right; here turn left along Fullshaw Lane, which then becomes Gilbert Hill. You will meet the A616 after about a mile; turn right and look out for the entrance to Langsett Barn car park on your left after less than 100m.


There are only 62 parking spaces at Langsett Barn car park and 24 at Langsett Flouch car park which they fill up quickly most days.

By public transport

There is a bus stop 0.1 miles away opposite the Wagon and Horses pub and 1.3 miles away on Manchester Road.

Visitor information

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.

Looking for a more accessible walk?

The shorter version of our Langsett walk is on a well-surfaced path with a consistent 2 metre width.

Walk Distance Difficulty Facilities

Langsett short walk

2.5 miles 1 out of 4

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