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    Damflask Reservoir Walk

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    Damflask Reservoir Walk

    The walk around Damflask Reservoir is a relaxing experience that will take you along the forested edge of the water for some scenic views of the surrounding area. Setting out from the village of Low Bradfield, the trail utilizes well-maintained and easy to navigate pathways that are suitable for walkers of all skill levels, including families with children. If you are looking for a leisurely weekend walk in the Peak District, then this might just be the perfect outing - just be sure to arrive early to beat the crowds!

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    Route Description for Damflask Reservoir Walk

    The Damflask Reservoir Walk is a laid back and easily accessible trail, and because of this, it can be quite busy on weekends. If you are looking to enjoy a leisurely stroll without throngs of people hanging around, try arriving early or on off-peak days for a bit of solitude by the water’s edge. Additionally, stretches of the trail can be quite muddy, especially in the spring. Wear proper walking footwear when setting out for this walk.

    Although it can be a bit busy, this relaxing walk is perfect for a quiet stroll along the edge of the reservoir without any real challenging sections of trail. The walk is very flat and features well-maintained paths, and the scenic views across the water make it all the more suitable for walkers of every skill level.

    Setting out from the trailhead, follow Lamb Hill for 105 m and turn right to cross over School Bridge, picking up the trail on the left hand side shortly after. Follow the path along the edge of the wood as it gradually enters into the tree cover and runs parallel to the edge of the Damflask Reservoir. With the water on your left and the open farmland on your right, follow the trail for 1.16mi, as you walk along the western side of the reservoir and eventually meet up with Ughill Pond.

    Continue along the edge of the reservoir and take in the views across the calm water as the trail turns toward the east. 0.5 km after Ughill Pond, the trail will meet up with the road to cross over the flowing waters of the River Loxley. After crossing the river, continue along the road for 0.3 km and keep left to make your way along the eastern side of the reservoir.

    Follow the road for 0.2 km, before taking a path to the left to enter into the cover of the trees along the edge of the water. Enjoy the views of the reservoir from the opposite perspective, as you make your way past the Sheffield Vikings Sailing Club and continue to the northwest under the shady canopy of the forest. After 1.3 km, you will come to a junction with the road. Follow this to the left to return to the village of Low Bradfield having completed the Damflask Reservoir Walk. Once there, you can pop into The Plough for some post-walk refreshments, or head back to your vehicle for the return journey home.

    Other amazing walks in Peak District National Park

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    Insider Hints for Damflask Reservoir Walk

    • Arrive early to secure parking in the village.
    • The trail can be muddy, so wear decent footwear.
    • Stop by The Plough or The Schoolrooms in Low Bradfield for some post-walk refreshments.

    Getting to the Damflask Reservoir Walk Trailhead

    To reach the Damflask Reservoir Walk trailhead from Loxley, head west on Loxley Road for 3.9 km and make a slight left onto Trouble Wood Lane. After 0.3 km, continue onto Lamb Hill and follow it for 1.1 km. Turn right on Wood Fall Lane and look for a parking spot in the village.

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