Car parking charges
We’re planning to trial car parking charges at this reservoir later this year.
Discover breathtaking 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.
Need an easier walk?
Great news! All of our Langsett walk has wide, surfaced tracks with no steps or stiles and is mostly flat with gentle inclines. Please note, there are a couple of steep sections to watch out for. You can find our more by reading our walk guide.
East of Stocksbridge on the A616
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Terrain & gradient
The shorter version of the walk is on a well-surfaced path with a consistent 2 metre width. Most of this is quite flat or gently undulating, however there are a couple of steep sections, particularly the first descent from the car park down to the shore. The extended route includes a 500 metre section of wide track that can get muddy during wetter periods, and is a steady climb. The remainder of this circular route is on a well-surfaced bridleway which is consistently at least 2 metres wide. This is mostly quite flat but with a 40 metre section of steep climb.
How to get there
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 (this car park has a height barrier). Please be aware that accessing the route from Flouch car park involves crossing a busy road, so please take care.
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 nearby, opposite the Wagon and Horses pub and another 1 ¼ miles away, on Manchester Road.
For up to date travel information from any location, visit google maps to search direction.
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 challenging walk?
If you fancy a tougher route, try the longer version of our Langsett walk. There are some steep climbs up rocky, muddy tracks so this walk will appeal to the more adventurous walker. Sturdy boots are recommended!
More things to do near Sheffield
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