Rother Valley Country Park
Rother Valley Country Park is located near Sheffield and is an excellent place for a peaceful waterside walk or cycle. Here you will find 5 pretty lakes, views of the River Rother and a nature reserve which boasts the recording of over 260 different varieties of birds over the past two decades.
Three excellent Rother Valley bike trails of varying difficulty have been created while there is also on site cycle hire available. Click here for details.
For walkers there is an extensive network of Nature trails for all abilities. These include an interesting sculpture trail and an easy lakeside route. Please click here for more information.
To extend your walking in the area we recommend heading to nearby Maltby to visit Roche Abbey. The site is located just to the south of the town and includes some fascinating 12th century ruins set in beautiful parkland.
PostcodeS26 5PQ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Rother Valley Country Park Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Rother Valley Country Park Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Rother Valley Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Rother Valley Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
There's an on site cafe where you can enjoy a good range of meals and snacks.
The park is very popular with dog walkers so you'll probably see plenty of other owners on your visit.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
To the north east of the park there's some more waterside trails around the pretty Langold Lake Country Park. The 300 acre park includes woodland, a nature reserve and a water park.
The Eckington Walk starts in the nearby town and follows the Trans Pennine Trail to the park. The route includes a disused section of the Chesterfield Canal. The town includes the splendid Renishaw Hall where there are some beautiful grounds and gardens surrounding the old hall.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Yorkshire Walks page.