Dale Dike Reservoir
This pretty reservoir near Sheffield has waterside paths to follow around the perimeter. There is also the opportunity to climb into the woodlands and countryside around the reservoir.
The circuit runs for about 4 miles through Bradfield Dale and along the adjacent Strines Reservoir.
Dale Dike is part of series of reservoirs in the area. You can also visit Damflask Reservoir and Agden Reservoir for more good walking trails and beautiful Peak District scenery.
You can also climb west to Derwent Edge and Back Tor for great views back down to the surrounding reservoirs.
Dale Dike Reservoir Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Dale Dike Reservoir Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Dale Dike Reservoir OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Dale Dike Reservoir Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
There's a couple of very nice pubs located in the nearby villages of High and Low Bradfield, just to the east of the reservoir. The Old Horns Inn is a traditional English pub set in the incredible Bradfield countryside. Located in an enviable position with views over the Bradfield Moors and next to St. Nicholas' church, the Old Horns is established as one of the best pubs in England, having won a number of Thwaites Awards including ‘Pub of the Year’ and ‘Best Food.’ There's also a fantastic outdoor terrace and beer garden to relax in on warmer days. The pub is very walker and dog friendly and can be found just to the east of the reservoir on Towngate, with a postcode of S6 6LG for your sat navs.
The Plough Inn is another fine option. There's an open fire, with a large beer garden and a great menu. It's located close to the village green, with a picturesque stream, picnic area and fantastic cricket pitch. You can find it at Low Bradfield with a postcode of S6 6HW.
The reservoir and surrounding woods are a nice place for a dog walk. The Old Horns pub mentioned above is also dog friendly.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
The circular Bradfield Walk starts from nearby High Bradfield and visits several of the reservoirs in the area including Dale Dike. The 7 mile hike is a nice way of taking in all the bodies of water and the pretty Bradfield Dale.
The Sheffield Country Walk also passes just to the south of the site. The long distance circular trail is a great way of seeing some of the scenic highlights surrounding the city.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Yorkshire Walks and Peak District Walks pages.