Broomhead Reservoir Walk

The Route

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Start Point: Parking area on Yew Trees Lane, Bolsterstone, Sheffield, S36 3ZG

Finish Point: Same as start point (circular walk)

Distance: Approximately 2.8 miles (4.5 kilometers)

Walk Description

Starting Point: Parking area on Yew Trees Lane, Bolsterstone, Sheffield, S36 3ZG

Key Highlights:

  • Broomhead Reservoir: This walk circles the tranquil Broomhead Reservoir, offering serene views of the water and surrounding woodland.
  • Woodland Trails: The path winds through forested areas, providing a peaceful and shaded walk.
  • Reservoir Views: Enjoy intermittent views across the calm waters of the reservoir.

End Point: Parking area on Yew Trees Lane

Practical Information

Distance: Approximately 2.8 miles (4.5 kilometers)

Difficulty: Easy – suitable for all ages and abilities.

Terrain: Well-maintained but unsurfaced paths that can be uneven and muddy, especially after rain. Walking boots are recommended.


  • By Car: Parking is available on Yew Trees Lane near the starting point.
  • Public Transport: The area is best accessed by car as public transport options are limited.

Tips for Walkers

Footwear: Sturdy, waterproof walking boots are recommended due to the unsurfaced and sometimes muddy paths.

Supplies: Bring water and snacks. There are no facilities along the route.

Navigation: The route is relatively straightforward but carrying a map or GPS device can be helpful.

Weather: Best enjoyed in spring or summer when paths are drier. Carry waterproof clothing, warm layers, and a hat and gloves in colder seasons.

The Broomhead Reservoir Walk offers a peaceful and scenic circular route ideal for families and casual walkers.

This 2.8-mile walk provides a tranquil escape with views of the reservoir and surrounding woodland, making it a perfect short hike near Sheffield!

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