This walk takes you to Kinder Reservoir from Hayfield along the Snake Path. The reservoir is very pretty with the backdrop of woodland, fields and Peak District hills.
The walk starts in Hayfield where you will find the Snake Path turning on your left as you leave the village. You then follow it for about 2 miles to the reservoir where there is a footpath along the water. Follow the path up to William Clough for great views over the water.
You could extend the walk and continue up William Clough and then pick up the Pennine Way and follow it to Kinder Scout.
Our circular walk to Kinder Downfall also passes the reservoir. It will take you to the tallest waterfall in the Peak District from Hayfield.
PostcodeSK22 2LJ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Kinder Reservoir Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Kinder Reservoir Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Kinder Reservoir OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Kinder Reservoir Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
After your walk we recommend heading to the appropriately named Lantern Pike Inn in Hayfield. The interesting old pub dates from 1792, and has a very good menu. There's also a nice outdoor seating area where you can relax outside and enjoy views of the surrounding hills. You can find the pub in the village on 45 Glossop Rd, Little Hayfield with postcode SK222NG for your sat navs. The pub also does accommodation so you can stay over here if you need to.
The walk up to the reservoir is great for dogs and there's also some nice pockets of woodland nearby. The Lantern Pike Inn mentioned above is also dog friendly.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
In Hayfield you could pick up the popular Sett Valley Trail. The shared cycling and walking trail runs along a disused railway line to New Mills. On the way there's bluebell woods, another small reservoir and a delightful little cafe to stop off at.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Peak District Walks page.