Rivelin & Redmires walk

This circular walk starts at Rivelin Dams and takes you via Wyming Brook Nature Reserve to Redmires Reservoirs and then back again via the scenic route.

View across Rivelin Reservoir

The carpark and embankment road are closed

The car park and embankment road will be closed while we complete safety work on the lower reservoir.

Find out more about the work

Our Rivelin & Redmires walk

This journey encompasses a wonderfully varied mixture of stunning scenery, including fields, moorland, woodland and riverside paths.



5 miles west of Sheffield.


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3 out of 4

Route length

5 miles

Walking time

3 hours

Terrain & gradient

This route includes a mixture of country roads, surfaced tracks, unsurfaced moorland paths and rough pastures. There are stiles, gates, steps and some steep gradients. Ground conditions can be muddy and wet. Good sturdy footwear and suitable clothing are recommended.

How to get there

By car

This route begins at our free car park at Rivelin Dams (S6 6GH). Alternative parking is available at the public car park, S10 4QZ (this is not owned or managed by Yorkshire Water), where the road bends at the north-western edge of the Redmires upper reservoir (near point 6 of the walking route). There is also some roadside parking along Redmires Road – please park carefully and with consideration for other road users.


The car park is open 8am to 6pm.

Please make sure you allow plenty of time to get back to your car as the gate is locked at 6pm.

There are only 9 parking spaces at the reservoir car park and they fill up quickly most days.


From Sheffield

Head west out of Sheffield City Centre on the A57 (keeping right after 1 mile where the A57 leaves Fulwood Road). After 5 miles, turn left to cross Rivelin Reservoir embankment – the car park is on the left before the bend in the road.

By public transport

There are bus stops along the A57, such as Wyming Brook Drive bus stop which is near point 9 of the walking route.

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.

Make a day of it

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

Walk Distance Difficulty Facilities

Redmires walk

2.5 miles 3 out of 4

No facilities available

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