Yorkshire is renowned for having secret, beautiful places that you can stumble into and lose yourself. Chellow Dene (or Chellow Dean, according to some internet literature) reservoir is no exception.
The views are simply stunning, and despite us visiting in the summer months it was still very pleasant and not overcrowded.
Pathways are clearly marked and well kept, allowing access for prams and mobility aids, and our four legged friends are actively welcomed. The further into the woodland areas you venture, the more strenuous the walks get — around the reservoir itself the pathways are laid with tarmac, but they do get a little more treacherous further out so it isn’t recommended that prams or wheelchairs venture too far. We stayed on the main route however, and weren’t disappointed at the glorious views we took in.
The car park is free, but quite small — if you plan on spending a day in the wilds of Chellow Dene, keep that in mind and plan accordingly.