GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Damflask Reservoir Walk

3 miles (5 km)

Enjoy a circular walk around this lovely reservoir near Sheffield. A good foopath runs around the perimeter of the reservoir which is ideal for an afternoon stroll. There are long waterside sections and some woodland trails to enjoy. The water is also surrounded by some lovely Peak District countryside. The flat path runs for a distance of just over 3 miles making it suitable for most abilities.
The walk begins at the village of Lower Bradfield at the western end of the reservoir. You then follow the path to Low Holdworth before returning via Oak Farm, with views of the Ughill Brook. The walk can easily by extended by visiting the nearby Agden and Dale Dike Reservoirs where you will find more waterside footpaths.
The route below is a walking trail but cyclists can also enjoy the reservoir by using the country lanes around the water.
To extend your walking in the area you could visit the adjacent Agden Reservoir where there is another nice circular trail to try. Also nearby are Dale Dike Reservoir and Strines Reservoir.


S6 6SQ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Damflask Reservoir OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Damflask 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 west 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 ofS6 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 Bradfield 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.

Dog Walking

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 north 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.


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A view across the reservoir towards the sailing club

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Yachts on Damflask Reservoir. Hardy souls out on Damflask Reservoir on a bitterly cold and misty February morning.

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Damflask Reservoir

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Damflask Reservoir overflow

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Damflask Reservoir Lodge. Viewed from the B6076

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Ughill Brook, near Damflask Reservoir. Ughill Brook feeds into Damflask Reservoir near to the Oaks lane junction.

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Briars House, near the Reservoir. Briars house can be seen in the trees above Damflask Reservoir. This photo also shows part of the disabled access ramp


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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