5 miles west of Sheffield.
3 out of 4
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
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.
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.
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.
More things to do near Sheffield
Whether you fancy a gentle stroll around a reservoir, a challenging hike or an afternoon of fishing and sailing, there's plenty to do around Sheffield.