Royd Moor walk

Take in charming views of farmland and enjoy woodlands around the reservoir.

Royd Moor walk

Short strolls

Follow this shorter walk for charming views of the surrounding farmland and enjoy the native oak woodlands around the reservoir. The path is riddled with tree roots in sections and can be boggy at times.

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Royd Moor walking guide



North of Penistone.


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2 out of 4

Route length

1.5 miles

Walking time

1.25 hours

Terrain & gradient

From points 1-2 on the walking guide along the eastern edge of the walk, the path is a wide surfaced track. As the walk continues past point 2, it becomes unsurfaced and can be muddy with lots of tree roots covering the path. There are no steps or stiles. Sturdy boots are recommended for this walk.

How to get there

By car

On-street parking is located near point 1 on Royd Moor Road, S36 7RD

From Penistone

Take the A628 heading West. After 0.7miles, take a sharp right heading into Thurlstone. Head uphill along Towngate and after 0.1miles, bear left onto Royd Moor Road. After 0.8miles, you’ll see a small car park on your right.

By public transport

Unfortunately, there are no public transport links for Royd Moor Reservoir.

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?

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