Rother Valley Country Park Walk

The Route

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Start Point: Rother Valley Country Park, Mansfield Road, Wales Bar, Sheffield, S26 5PQ

Finish Point: Same as start point (circular walk)

Distance: Approximately 5.5 miles (8.8 kilometers)

Walk Description

Starting Point: Rother Valley Country Park, Mansfield Road, Wales Bar, Sheffield, S26 5PQ

Key Highlights:

  • Lakes and Reservoirs: The park features three large lakes and several smaller ponds, ideal for bird watching and enjoying water sports.
  • Nature Reserve: The park is home to a diverse range of wildlife, with over 260 bird species recorded.
  • Family-Friendly: Numerous activities including cycling, walking trails, water sports, and a play area.

End Point: Rother Valley Country Park

Practical Information

Distance: Approximately 5.5 miles (8.8 kilometers)

Difficulty: Easy – suitable for all ages and abilities.

Terrain: Well-maintained paths, flat lakeside trails, and some grassy areas. Paths can be muddy in wet conditions.


  • By Car: Parking is available at Rother Valley Country Park.
  • Public Transport: The park is accessible by bus and the nearest train station is Kiveton Bridge, approximately 2 miles away.

Tips for Walkers

Footwear: Comfortable walking shoes are recommended, especially waterproof ones in wet conditions.

Supplies: Bring water and snacks. The park has a café and several picnic areas.

Navigation: The route is well-signposted, but carrying a map (OS Explorer 278) or a GPS device can be helpful for additional navigation.

Weather: Be prepared for changing weather conditions, even in summer. Carry waterproof clothing, warm layers, and a hat and gloves.

The Rother Valley Country Park walk offers a delightful and easy circular route suitable for all ages.

This 5.5-mile walk features scenic lakes, diverse wildlife, and numerous family-friendly activities.

Starting and ending at Rother Valley Country Park, it's perfect for a relaxed day out in nature!

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