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Broomhead Moor & Ewden Beck

Peak District Walk

Nat Park - Peak District - Derwent Edge Sheffield

County/Area - South Yorkshire

Author - Andy Chaplin

Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km    Ascent - 700 feet / 212 metres

Time - 3 hours 40 minutes    Grade - easy/mod

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Walk Route Description

Photo from the walk - Broomhead Moor & Ewden Beck
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This is another Peak District walk close to the western outskirts of Sheffield that explores some of the valleys that run eastwards towards the Don - in this case the Ewden Beck. There is off-road parking for about 10 cars opposite Broomhead Hall on Mortimer Road at grid ref. SK241962.

From here take Bradfield Path no. 4 towards Ewden Beck. Keep on the moors track, rather than taking the footpath off to the right, and carry on along the southern side of the Ewden Beck valley. After a mile and a half you will pass a shooting lodge, the path turns to the south then you walk past 8 grouse butts.

At this point the moor track ends and you need to follow a faint path heading south east along Rushy Dike. If in doubt keep high & to the left of the dike. After a quarter of a mile you will see and then meet the Dukes Road path more or less at the point that it crosses the dike.

Turn left on the Dukes Road from which you can see down the Agden Dike valley to the Agden Reservoir. At Mortimer Road turn left then right on Bradfield Path no. 10 which goes down and past Old Booth Farm to Lee Lane. Cross the road onto a new bridleway (since 2014) and descend down through the woods to Rushy Lane - and old road that is now a bridleway.

Turn left on Rushy Lane then left on Allas Dike Lane - another old road and current bridleway - that heads through the woods towards Allas Lane. Just before reaching Allas Lane, go left then right through the trees to Wigtwizzle - site of Wigtwizzle Hall until 1923 - turn right on the road then off left on Bradfield Path no. 99.

The footpath crosses the track to Broomhead Hall - the old hall was demolished in 1980 - goes over the bridge, passes markers in the field then goes to the right of Broomhead Hall before going left around the farm and out on the Hall road to the car parking on Mortimer Road.

Other walks nearby

Walk 1522 Back Tor, Bradfield Moors and Reservoirsmoderate11.0 miles
Walk 1687 Broomhead & Howden Moors moderate12.4 miles
Walk 1582 More Hall Reservoireasy3.4 miles
Walk 1578 Dale Dike Reservoireasy2.5 miles
Walk 1577 Low Bradwell & Agden Reservoireasy3.5 miles
Walk 1754 Agden Reservoir Circulareasy/mod4.8 miles
Walk 3401 From Langsett to Crowden via Woodheadmoderate11.0 miles
Walk 1581 Langsett Reservoireasy3.0 miles
Walk 3439 High Bradfield from Glen Howemoderate8.3 miles
Walk 1401 Hordron Road and the Little Doneasy/mod5.0 miles

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