Peak District Walk
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Walk Route Description
Lying to the west of Sheffield, Langsett Reservoir provides the basis of an excellent walk. Using clear paths the route includes sections of woodland before climbing up to a ruin known as North America. From here there are some superb views of the surrounding moorland which mostly lie within the boundaries of the Peak District National Park.
This is one of the free reservoir walks produced by Yorkshire Water who are one of the county's largest landowners, with around 72,000 acres of land spanning National Parks, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the North York Moors and the Yorkshire Wolds. There is a wide range of walks on offer from gentle strolls around one of their picturesque reservoirs to more adventurous routes. Yorkshire Water have selected some of their top walks for you and split them into three regional packs. Just print them out and off you go.
Each site has its own walk pack that you can easily print out and take along with you. Each pack includes directions to the site, a summary of the walk, a list of facilities available, a detailed route map and route instructions. To download walk descriptions go to Yorkshire Water Walks.
Other walks nearby
Walk 3401 From Langsett to Crowden via Woodhead - moderate - 11.0 miles/17.9 km
Walk 1401 Hordron Road and the Little Don without a car - easy/mod - 5.0 miles/8.1 km
Walk 2231 The Eastern Edges - hard - 25.0 miles/40.6 km
Walk 1526 Cats Clough Head & Outer Edge - moderate - 9.0 miles/14.6 km
Walk 1695 Flouch & Winscar - easy/mod - 9.0 miles/14.6 km
Walk 2328 Penistone to Shepley linear - easy/mod - 8.0 miles/13 km
Walk 2726 Penistone Circular from Scout Dike Reservoir - moderate - 8.3 miles/13.5 km
Walk 1523 Broomhead Moor & Ewden Beck - easy/mod - 6.0 miles/9.8 km
Walk 2826 Winscar Reservoir circuit from Dunford Bridge - moderate - 8.9 miles/14.5 km
Walk 2238 Thurgoland Boundary Walk from Oxspring - easy/mod - 8.6 miles/14 km
Recommended Books & eBooks
Dark Peak Walks
Guidebook to 40 walks in the Dark Peak area of the Peak District National Park. 35 circular routes for most abilities, from 8km to 19km, around Edale, Marsden, Fairholmes, Baslow and Castleton, including Kinder Scout and Mam Tor, and 5 longer (25km to 45km) routes highlighting the best of the Gritstone Edges, High Moorland and Deep Valleys.
Great Mountain Days in the Pennines
An inspirational guidebook to 50 classic walks on the rolling Pennine landscape. The graded routes, between 6 and 13 miles in length, cover classic Pennine fells and moorland such as Whernside, Ilkley Moor and Pendle Hill; exploring the North and South Pennines, Yorkshire Dales, Howgills and Dark Peak. Many routes are also suited to fell running.
Map and Compass
An instructive guidebook explaining map and compass techniques, to help readers enhance their outdoor experiences. Whether you are experienced in map-reading, or have never used a compass before, this guidebook will sharpen your skills and have you exploring new areas in no time. There are also tips for GPS and digital mapping technologies.