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Sheffield's own “Lakeland” is in Sheffield's north west countryside, the area around the city's reservoirs and hills. It stretches from Redmires Reservoir, in the south, to Langsett Reservoir, in the north and covers 145km2.

The area is crisscrossed with old routes once used by packhorses and carriers. These routes represent an important part of the heritage of the area – they were once vital to the local economy and are equally important today as a leisure resource, but few people using the old highways are aware of the history beneath their feet. As part of the Sheffield Lakeland and Landscape Partnership we have created a number of walks, horse rides and mountain biking routes to help you explore this area that is rich in history.