Running around Dale Dike Reservoir

movement nature Dec 08, 2020

We are truly blessed in South Yorkshire to have so many beautiful reservoirs.

Dale Dike offers a 5km circular route around the reservoir.

This damn is famous for a terrible reason.  At 23:30 on 11 March 1864, the day after the reservoir was finally full, the newly built dam failed.  Over 690 million imperial gallons of water cascaded down the valley causing the Great Sheffield Flood, which caused massive damage downstream along the Loxley and Don and through the centre of Sheffield, destroying over 5,000 properties and killing 244 people.

The path was incredibly muddy but we feel the muddier the legs the better the run.

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