New Tactile Map at Damflask Launched

10th Jul 2015

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Today saw the launch of a brand new 'Tactile Map' at Damflask Reservoir in the Peak District.

A team led by consultant Phil Chambers and comprising of representatives from Yorkshire Water who  own the reservoir,  the Peak National Park,  Accessible Derbyshire and interest groups and access groups from across the area met to celebrate the launch of the map which depicts a simple relief-map of the reservoir, its features, pathways and gradients and includes information in braille for those who are vision-impaired.

The group spent the morning taking the beautiful walk around the reservoir thanks to the greatly improved access which has been created by Yorkshire water after seeking input from members of the group last year. The majority of the pathways are now smooth, level and easily accessible by wheelchair users with only a couple of steeper gradients on the cirular route.

Damflask Reservoir is just five miles west of the centre of Sheffield in the Loxley valley close to the village of Low Bradfield in the Peak Park yet within the city's boundaries. The village of Low Bradfield is close wherer you will find The Plough pub serving tasty lunches making the perfect watering hole for after your stroll.

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