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

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.

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.


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.

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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