GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Wyming Brook Walk

1 miles (1.5 km)

Enjoy a waterside walk through the pretty Wyming Brook Nature Reserve on this route near Sheffield. The popular footpath takes you through peaceful woodland with a babbling brook, mossy crags, stone steps and wooden bridges.
You can start your walk from the car park off Redmires Road just north of the lower reservoir and the Redmires woodland plantation. You then head north through the reserve to Rivelin Dams. The area is also a designated nature reserve with lots of interesting flora and fauna. Look out for birds including crossbills, redstarts, wood warblers and pied flycatchers as you make your way along the popular trail.
If you prefer the walk could also be started from the Rivelin Lower Reservoir car park and completed from north to south. You could also turn it into a circular walk by heading east along Wyming Brook Drive to Reddicar Clough and then
The brook links Redmires Reservoir and the Rivelin Dams so it's easy to extend your walk. Wyming Brook Drive runs just south of Rivelin Dams and is a good track for walking with more attractive woodland.
You're also not far from the Rivelin Valley Nature Trail. It's a similar walk taking you through a wooded gorge with a rushing river.

Postcode

S10 4QX - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Wyming Brook OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Wyming Brook Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

The Three Merry Lads pub is located just a short distance to the east of the site. It's a great place for refreshments with a good menu and a nice beer garden with lovely views of the surrounding countryside. The fine Georgian pub can be found about half a mile from the reserve at 610 Redmires Road with a postcode of S10 4LJ for your sat navs.
Also to the south east is the lovely Forge Dam where there is a nice cafe overlooking a pretty lake. There's a good range of meals and snacks with outdoor seating for finer days. It's postcode is S10 3TE.

Dog Walking

The reserve is a nice place to take your dog for a walk and the Three Merry Lads pub mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The brook is located very close to one of the highlights of the Peak District at Stanage Edge. If you head west, past Redmires Reservoirs and across Hallam Moors you will come to the Edge where there are interesting rock formations and wonderful views over the area.
The circular walk from Lodge Moor visits the brook from the car park just to the east. The route also visits Rivelin Dams and Redmires Reservoir.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Wyming Brook - geograph.org.uk - 1760854

View of the brook and a little wooden footbridge

Wyming Brook Nature Reserve - geograph.org.uk - 1379403

Entrance to the reserve

Wyming Brook - Stepping Stones - geograph.org.uk - 1438495

Wyming Brook stepping stones on a sunny summer day

Wyming Brook Farm, Soughley Lane - geograph.org.uk - 1408433

Wyming Brook Farm, Soughley Lane

Rivelin Dams - geograph.org.uk - 1709700

Rivelin Dams at the northern end of the brook. Here the brook makes its way through the the Rivelin tunnel before it flows into the lower of theRivelin Dams. The dams are owned byYorkshire Waterand provide water to 319,000 people as well as compensation water for the River Rivelin.

Footpath towards Redmires Lower Reservoir - geograph.org.uk - 1760850

Footpath towards Redmires Lower Reservoir. Located at the southern end of the brook you will find a series of three reservoirs. They are fed from theHallam Moorsby various small streams includingFairthorn Clough. The three reservoirs are named Upper, Middle and Lower and were built between 1833 and 1854 to provide clean drinking water via an open water course which led to the Hadfield Dam situated in Crookes, following the devastatingSheffield cholera epidemicof 1832.There are more good bird watching opportunities around the lakes.

Wyming Brook in Redmires Plantation - geograph.org.uk - 2104284

Wyming Brook in Redmires Plantation

Gritstone outcrop at Wyming Brook - geograph.org.uk - 2994943

Gritstone outcrop. There's some interesting geology on the walk, including these rocky outcrops.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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