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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

Download the route information and gpx data.

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Map of the route

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Mobile Phone Coverage – Mobile phone signal coverage is mostly good in this area. Intermittent signals can be received on higher ground.

Ordnance Survey map OL1 Dark Peak is recommended for all the routes on this web site.

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