Walking at Damflask Reservoir

I’ve been to Damflask Reservoir a few times, but never truly admired the views until the other day. The weather was beautiful and it was a great walk for taking a pushchair. There’s accessible paths all the way around so would be suitable for scooters, bikes and wheelchairs, too. 🙂 Walking at Damflask Reservoir, Sheffield

Walking at Damflask Reservoir, Sheffield

Walking at Damflask Reservoir, Sheffield
Walking at Damflask Reservoir, Sheffield

Damflask Reservoir is just five miles west from Sheffield City Centre close to the village of Low Bradfield. The location is fantastic for families because there’s places to eat nearby, a village playground and buses to/from Sheffield. It really does feel like you are in the countryside but it’s very much within the boundaries of Sheffield! You’ve got to love how green Sheffield is.

There is a car park at “The Sands” located just next to the village playground in Low Bradfield. Buses to and from Sheffield, 61 and 62 are every half an hour and it’s only 15 minutes from Hillsborough.

An easy walk around Damflask Reservoir is to start from the Low Bradfield side, down a path next to the Post Office. On the right hand side is a path leading down into the reservoir, taking you along a circular route. The whole walk takes a few hours.

Walking at Damflask Reservoir, Sheffield
Walking at Damflask Reservoir, Sheffield

You must take some photos of the views and the water; just look! Many animals to spot as well; ducks, sheep, birds, squirrels. We saw many tractors, boats and cyclists too; exciting for a toddler 🙂

Walking at Damflask Reservoir, Sheffield
Walking at Damflask Reservoir, Sheffield

Walking at Damflask Reservoir, Sheffield
Walking at Damflask Reservoir, Sheffield

In the village of Low Bradfield you must go to The Plough, a lovely village pub with great beer garden & bunnies running around. The School Rooms Deli/Cafe is another good place to stop for food and drinks, and just up the hills in High Bradfield is The Old Horns Inn; another fantastic pub with a beer garden that might have the best views ever! Plus there’s children’s play equipment, too.

Walking at Damflask Reservoir, Sheffield
Low Bradfield Smithy Bridge
Walking at Damflask Reservoir, Sheffield
Old Horns Inn beer garden

 

I would definitely recommend taking a picnic and when the water is low at Damflask Reservoir it’s nice to go down to the edge of the bank, take a gentle step down and sit on the rocks… last year we called this the beach! Or Smithy Bridge in Low Bradfield is a fantastic picnic spot, too. Read this post to find out the best things to do in Low Bradfield. 🙂

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