You’ll find a range of different walks in the area, from gentle accessible walking through woodland (suitable for all the family, including pushchairs), to hiking across open moorland. While you’re walking, look out for information on Langsett and Midhope during World War II hyperlink: http://www.langsettandmidhopeatwar.co.uk/
Walks often start from Langsett Barn car park on the A616, which is free of charge and has toilet facilities. There’s also free parking further up the road towards Manchester. The café is only 200 metres from Langsett Barn, perfectly located for refreshments or ice creams.
Ordnance Survey Map OL1 (Dark Peak) covers the Langsett area and can be bought from the café before you set out. We’ve also put together a few ideas and route descriptions from local walking groups:
Family Friendly & Accessible Walks
Length: approx 2 miles
Walking on the wide path through the woods alongside the reservoir is beautiful in any season and very popular with families. Many aim for Brook House Bridge where there is a flat grassy area beside a stream, great for picnics and paddling.
To help keep the kids interested, we have a downloadable PDF hyperlink: http://bankviewcafe.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/nature-trail.pdf
of an easy 2 mile nature trail (pushchair friendly), You can also pick up a copy from the café. Call into the café for a treat afterwards and we have pens and paper for the kids to do their colouring.
Please click here hyperlink: http://visitpenistone.co.uk/letour/walks_near_langsett.html
for further information about wheelchair and mobility scooter access.
Langsett Reservoir circular
Length: 3.5 miles (with optional extension to 5.3 miles)
This walk combines the best of Langsett, with woodland walking and then a short climb up onto the moors to give spectacular views right across the reservoir. The ruins of North America farm are a perfect place to stop and enjoy your surroundings.
Three Reservoir Walk
Length: 8 miles
Walking past the three reservoirs of Underbank, Midhope and Langsett, this route takes in farmland, woodland and a disused railway line.
Le Tour a Pied
Length: 14.5 miles
Following a route which is approximately parallel to the one taken by the Tour de France Grand Depart in 2014, this linear walk starts at Langsett Barn and finishes in High Bradfield.
Length: approx 6 miles
Starting and finishing at Langsett Barn, a shorter version of the Cut Gate route (shown on the map link above) can be ridden as a circular ride (by ignoring the extension out and back to Cut Gate).
Whilst this route is still technically interesting, combining wide trails with moorland singletrack, it is shorter and less gnarly than the full Cut Gate ride.