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Redmires and Rivelin

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This circular walk starts at Rivelin Dams and takes you via Wyming Brook Nature Reserve to Redmires Reservoirs and then back again via the scenic route. This journey encompasses a varied mixture of stunning scenery, including fields, moorland, woodland and riverside paths.


  • Length – 5.5 miles (8.6 km)
  • Grade – A mixture of roads, surfaced tracks, unsurfaced paths and moorland. The initial part of route is steep and uneven. The following sections are fairly level before a moorland section is followed by a riverbank. The latter has copious tree roots. Much of the terrain is uneven. Some parts are dangerous in inclement weather.
  • Start – Yorkshire Water car park at Rivelin Dams. This has a height limit of 1.9 m (6’ 2”) and closes at 18:00.
  • Grid Reference – SK 277 866
  • Parking – free, in the YW Rivelin Lower car park (S6 6GH) or the adjacent road
  • Public transport – There are bus stops along the A57. The 51 route terminates at Lodge Moor, close to (5).
  • Refreshments – The Three Merry Lads and The Sportsman are on Redmires Road
  • Public Toilets – none on the route

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Map of the walk

Redmires and Rivelin map

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