Daneshill Lakes

Daneshill Lakes, Torworth: Hours, Address, Daneshill Lakes Reviews: 4.5/5

Daneshill Lakes
4.5
Nature & Wildlife Areas
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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johnhouston2
Knaresborough, UK4,131 contributions
A lovely, peaceful place to visit.
Sep 2021 • Couples
Well signposted off the main road, this is a lovely place to visit. I don’t know how busy it gets in peak season, but on a beautiful Tuesday in September, there was plenty of room in the car park. We took the very well-maintained track round what I took to be the main lake and it was a very pleasant walk, with lots of spots to stop and look out over the lake. There were several other paths which give the options of looking at other lakes or enjoying the abundant woods.

The only things missing here are facilities such as toilets or snack bar. Re the latter, there are however several picnic tables.
Written September 7, 2021
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Joasi23
South Yorkshire, UK1,026 contributions
Wrap up and walk !
Nov 2020
Only a few minutes drive from Bawtry, small free car park, easy to locate the paths. We had a lovely stroll round the lakes pausing to sit on one of the many benches placed strategically to admire the views. Lots of birds on and off the water, and places for kids to have fun in the woods. Unspoilt beauty .
Written November 19, 2020
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olibot
Bishop Auckland, UK1,167 contributions
A great walk
Oct 2020 • Couples
We visited the lakes whilst staying in the area. Some really nice walks and not too far from Torworth.
Written October 27, 2020
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kensmoon
Lincoln, UK927 contributions
Delightful
Sep 2020
This was our first time in this beautiful location but we were very glad it appeared on our radar. Encompassing a variety of habitats, including woodland and grassland, this beauty spot is home to a wide variety of birds and flowering plants. Even at the car park there is a lovely lakeside view, which in my opinion gives it an advantage over the nearby Idle Valley Nature Park. We enjoyed a stroll around in the afternoon sunshine and ended up feeding the ducks, coots, geese and swans. I liked the information panels which identified the trees and provided additional interesting details. It was fascinating to read that because the Common Alder likes wet conditions, much of Venice was built on Alder piles.
Written September 3, 2020
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fruitcake201
Sheffield, UK9 contributions
Lovely peaceful walk.
Aug 2020
First visit to Daneshill lakes and def won’t be the last, what a beautiful nature reserve, had a lovely peaceful walk with the dogs, saw plenty of wildlife especially the electric blue damsel flies going about their business. Had a picnic half way round, and watched the trains go by, spotted the old Edinburgh 250 miles sign facing the railway track,how lovely. 😊
Written August 28, 2020
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Heather Lou
Carlton in Lindrick, UK23 contributions
Very Photogenic Lakes
Jul 2020 • Family
Three restored gravel pits (flooded to create an open water habitat) are what the namesake refers to as Daneshill Lakes, though the landscape has a range of habitats: open water, damp willow woodland, drier woodland, and grassland. It boasts a wide variety of flowering plants, good numbers of birds (willow warbler, whitethroat, and blackcap are present in the summer and in winter siskin, water rail, and goldcrest may be seen), and a network of footpaths across all parts of the reserve which allow for a good walk.

Today, with my parents and young nephew, we took ourselves for a walk around this nature reserve. The weather was beautiful, the terrain was flat (and free of litter!), and the main lake was extremely photogenic. We saw lots of wild flowers, some tiny toads, the usual mix of swans/geese/moorhens, and pair of kestrels.

There aren't any toilets. Neither is there a place for refreshments so make sure you take your own drinks and snacks. And, alas, we didn't take advantage of the picnic area, but a picnic would have been lovely!
Written July 30, 2020
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Kathryn B
Worksop, England, United Kingdom29 contributions
Inter city bird retreat.
May 2019
Have visited here many times, a nice flat walk for anyone who struggles uphill, plenty of birdlife about &quite secluded at times, however it is spoilt by the constant passing of trains, the railway crossing nearby is always a hold up, to & from the lakes....a bit annoying.
Written October 3, 2019
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Anton B
Retford, UK184 contributions
A nice little walk
May 2019 • Couples
The lakes are used for fishing and by the local sailing club, but it’s a nice walk around them. There is plenty of wildlife and several tracks away from the lake if you wanted to extend your walk.
Written May 17, 2019
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freddiedoncaster
doncaster2,240 contributions
GREAT LITTLE SPOT!
Mar 2019 • Couples
It’s wonderful to drive down to this lovely nature reserve and have a leisurely wander around the lakes, and absorb in the tranquility(except when the London to Edinburgh Express train wizzes past) and all the wildlife.
Written March 9, 2019
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Chris S
Sheffield, UK38 contributions
A lovely place for a walk
Mar 2018 • Couples
I stumbled across this place with my elderly father in a wheelchair when looking for a short circular walk. You can park in a very easy to find car park, and go for a lovely walk round the lake. If you visit on a Sunday you get a chance to watch a local sailing club on the water. No cafe on site, but we took a flask and cake and had a picnic half way round. A lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
Written October 25, 2018
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