GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Redmires Reservoir

2 miles (4 km)

Enjoy a circular walk around these reservoirs located near Sheffield on the edge of the Peak District. You can start from the car park at the north western corner of the upper reservoir. The trails then take you around the middle and lower reservoir with some climbs into the surrounding moors. From the high points there are fabulous views back down to the reservoirs. There is also a woodland section through the Redmires Plantation towards the end of the route. Look out for a wide variety of wildfowl and waders on the water.
To extend your walking in the area you could visit the nearby Rivelin Dams and pick up the splendid Rivelin Valley Nature Trail. Also nearby is the delightful Wyming Brook Nature Reserve. This is located near the Redmires Plantation and includes a nice walking trail along the Wyming Brook.
Just to the west is Stanedge Pole and Stanage Edge. You can take a detour at the southern end of the upper reservoir to climb to Stanedge Pole. The pole stands at a height of 438 metres (1,437 feet) and marks the border between Derbyshire and South Yorkshire.If you continue your climb you will come to the stunning gritstoneescarpment of Stanage Edge and the peak of High Neb. From here you can enjoy wonderful views over the Hallam Moors and the Hope Valley.
This route is designed for walkers but cyclists can also enjoy the sections along the quiet Redmires Road which give great views over the water. You can virtually explore this area on the google street view link below.


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

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

Redmires Reservoir Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


The Three Merry Lads pub is located just a short distance to the north east of the reservoirs. 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 reservoirs at 610 Redmires Road with a postcode of S10 4LJ.

Dog Walking

The reservoirs are a nice place for a dog walk and the Three Merry Lads mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The reservoir is located very close to one of the highlights of the Peak District at Stanage Edge. If you head west 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 reservoir from the car park just to the east. The route then goes on to visit Rivelin Dams and the Wyming Brook.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Redmires Reservoirs from the Packhorse Way - - 348600

Reservoir view from the Packhorse Way leading down from Stanedge Pole. The track is much used by mountain bikers and off-road vehicles as well as walkers.

Track to Redmires Upper Reservoir - - 1379317

Track leading to the Upper Reservoir

Redmires reservoir - - 1099337

A view of the reservoir taken from White Stones on Rud Hill

Canada Geese at Redmires Reservoir - - 392856

Canada Geese at Redmires Reservoir

Conduit, overflow and derelict pump house at Redmires Reservoir - - 2488856

Conduit, overflow and derelict pump house at Redmires Reservoir. You can follow a footpath along the conduit from the northern side of the lake.

Redmires Reservoir conduit and footpath - - 2488874

Conduit and footpath.

Wyming Brook in Redmires Plantation - - 2104284

Wyming Brook in Redmires Plantation. On the north eastern side of the lake there's this area of woodland to explore.

Flora by Upper Redmires Reservoir - - 2524034

Flora by the Upper Reservoir in summer.


GPS Files

GPX File

Redmires Reservoir.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Redmires Reservoir.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)