Ulley Reservoir Country Park
Enjoy a short walk or cycle around the beautiful Ulley Reservoir near Rotherham. There are lovely paved paths around the reservoir and fanatastic views of the surrounding Yorkshire countryside. It's also great for birdwatching with a number of water loving birds to see on the water. You can start your exercise from the car park on the north western side of the site.
National Cycle Route 6 runs past the park so you could continue your ride along the Rotherham to Worksop cycle route.
If you're on foot then head north to Guilthwaite and you could pick up the Rotherham Round Walk. The waymarked trail explores the area around the town. If you follow it north west there's a nice section along the River Rother into the town centre.
PostcodeS26 3XL - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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Ulley Country Park Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Ulley Country Park Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Ulley Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Ulley Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
There's a small on site cafe which opens intermittently. Just to the south of the park there's the Robin Hood Inn in the village of Aughton as a back up. The country pub does good quality home cooked food with a decent selection of ales. It has some history too with parts dating from the 1600s. You can find them at 64 Main St with a postcode of S26 3XJ for your sat navs.
The lakeside trail is a lovely one to do with your dog. The Robin Hood Inn mentioned above is also dog friendly.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Just to the west of the park there's the Treeton Wood, Treeton Dyke and Hail Mary Hill Wood Nature Reserve to visit. The splendid Wentworth Woodhouse is another good option in the Rotherham area. The Grade I listed house is surrounded by some lovely parkland walks.
Head south and there's more pleasant waterside walking around Harthill Reservoir and Pebley Reservoir near Barlborough.
A few miles to the north there's a lovely lakeside trail and lots of wildlife to see in the popular Thrybergh Country Park. The peaceful woodland trails in Wickersley Woods are also located near here.