Redmires Reservoirs

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Redmires Reservoirs
An almost empty Redmires Upper Reservoir
LocationSheffield, South Yorkshire
Coordinates53°21′58″N 1°36′29″W / 53.366°N 1.608°W / 53.366; -1.608Coordinates: 53°21′58″N 1°36′29″W / 53.366°N 1.608°W / 53.366; -1.608
Basin countriesUnited Kingdom
Surface area23 and 19 and 12 hectares (57 and 47 and 30 acres) (Upper, Middle, Lower)
Max. depth15 and 14 and 14 m (49 and 46 and 46 ft) (Upper, Middle, Lower)
Surface elevation352 m (1,155 ft)

The Redmires Reservoirs are a group of three reservoirs in Fulwood, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. They are fed from the Hallam Moors by various small streams including Fairthorn Clough. The three reservoirs are named Upper, Middle and Lower and date from 1836 and were built to provide clean drinking water via a water course down to Barker's Pool 5½ miles away following the devastating Sheffield cholera epidemic of 1832.

The area is popular with walkers and bird watchers. Adjacent to the Middle Reservoir is Hammond's Field Nature Reserve, which is managed by The Wildlife Trust for Sheffield and Rotherham. The nature reserve forms part of the South Pennine Moors Special Protected Area.[1][2] A path, the Long Causeway leads from the Upper reservoir, onto the moors to Stanedge Pole and then onto Stanage Edge. This route was once thought to be a Roman road but is now thought to be a Medieval packhorse saltway, used to convey salt from Cheshire to Yorkshire.[3]


  1. ^ "Hammond's Field | Reserves". Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  2. ^ Pollitt, Richard. "South Pennine Moors Special Protection Area" (PDF). Moors for the Future. Natural England. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Long Causeway Route Management Plan" (PDF). Peak District National Park. Retrieved 4 December 2017.

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