This valley close to Sheffield is extremely popular with visitors who come to enjoy the attractive mix of water and woodland within the surrounding moorland. The road winds up the left flank of Ladybower, Derwent and Howden Reservoirs for nearly 8 miles to a turnaround at King’s Tree, from where there is a fantastic view of the Derwent Dams.
On Sundays throughout the year, and Saturdays and Bank Holidays from Easter until the end of October, the road beyond Fairholmes is closed to motor vehicles to provide a more relaxing environment for walkers and cyclists. A frequent minibus service operates between Fairholmes and King’s Tree at these times, and blue badge holders may continue to drive up the valley respecting other road users.
Due to its popularity and the limited parking available, a roundabout has been constructed near the entrance to the valley together with a sign indicating when full parking capacity has been reached. At peak times in the summer it may not be possible to park.
Fairholmes Car Park
Sheffield S33 0AQ
Tel. & Fax: (01433) 651261
Derwent Cycle Hire is situated in the picturesque Derwent Valley. It is accessed from the A57 Sheffield to Glossop road. Cycle beside the historic Derwent and Ladybower reservoirs through beautiful woodland.
Opening hours 2013
March - October
Open every day from 9:30am until 5:00pm. The following exceptions apply:
• 23rd March - 7th April: open 9:30am - 5:30pm
This is a very popular place to see this spectacular scenery. Cycles, picnics, fun and laughter abound here. There is also the popular Fairholmes Visitor Centre to enjoy too.