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Three Reservoirs

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Length – 8.0 miles

Walk Description

A walk past three reservoirs, taking in farmland, woodland and a disused railway line. The walk starts by following the shore of Underbank reservoir before a climb up to Midhope reservoir. Excellent views across the valley are afforded before the route drops back down to the river Porter and then on up to Langsett. The route returns to Underbank along the line of the railway that was built to supply materials during the construction of Langsett Reservoir.


  • Grade – Mostly well defined paths. Some rough ground and stiles. Can be muddy in places.
  • Start – Smithy Moor Lane / Unsliven Road, Stocksbridge.
  • Grid Reference – SK 253990
  • Parking – On Smithy Moor Lane / Unsliven Road, Stocksbridge.
  • Public transport – 57 bus to Unsliven Road
  • Refreshments – Ye Olde Mustard Pot Inn at Midhopestones, Bank View Cafe and Waggon and Horses Inn at Langsett.
  • Public Toilets – Langsett Barn car park.

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Map of the walk

Three Reservoirs map

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