Green fields highlighted by sunrays through heavy clouds from Curbar Edge


Linger at Langsett’s oasis or loop along the woodland water-front promenade.

Langsett route

Access for Many and Some

Distance: 480 m to the pond and 3.3km for the loop

Nearest Facilities: Langsett


Access for Many

  1. Start from the rear right-hand corner of the car park and follow the field-edge path until a path is met on the left.
  2. Descend along the woodland path until a turning on the right to a clearing with a pond and seating.

Access for Some

  1. Start from the rear right-hand corner of the car park and take the lower path.
  2. Go through the gateposts down a steep slope to the reservoir side.
  3. Continue along a well-surfaced level woodland path and up a climb to meet a forest track.
  4. Turn right and follow the track uphill through the woodland before continuing parallel to but at some distance from the main road to meet the field-edge path back to the car park.

Langsett Route Map (391KB) 

Getting there

Start at Langsett Barn Car Park off the A616 west of Stocksbridge.

Ordnance Survey grid reference: SE 2104 0048

Postcode: S36 4GY

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Do you know?

  • The large double doors of the 17th century Langsett Barn allowed fully-laden horse-drawn carts to gain access.
  • The valve tower at the dam replicates the gatehouse of Lancaster Castle.
  • The Tour de France cycle race passed through Langsett in 2014.

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