Peak District Walk
Broomhead Moor & Ewden Beck
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Walk Route Description
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 Reservoirs - moderate - 11.0 miles/17.9 km
Walk 1687 Broomhead & Howden Moors - moderate - 12.4 miles/20.2 km
Walk 1582 More Hall Reservoir - easy - 3.4 miles/5.5 km
Walk 1578 Dale Dike Reservoir - easy - 2.5 miles/4.1 km
Walk 1577 Low Bradwell & Agden Reservoir - easy - 3.5 miles/5.7 km
Walk 1754 Agden Reservoir circular - easy/mod - 4.8 miles/7.8 km
Walk 3401 From Langsett to Crowden via Woodhead - moderate - 11.0 miles/17.9 km
Walk 1581 Langsett Reservoir - easy - 3.0 miles/4.9 km
Walk 3439 High Bradfield from Glen Howe - moderate - 8.3 miles/13.5 km
Walk 1401 Hordron Road and the Little Don without a car - easy/mod - 5.0 miles/8.1 km
Recommended Books & eBooks
Dark Peak Walks
Guidebook to 40 walks in the Dark Peak area of the Peak District National Park. 35 circular routes for most abilities, from 8km to 19km, around Edale, Marsden, Fairholmes, Baslow and Castleton, including Kinder Scout and Mam Tor, and 5 longer (25km to 45km) routes highlighting the best of the Gritstone Edges, High Moorland and Deep Valleys.
Walking in the Peak District - White Peak East
Guidebook describing 42 half-day and day walks in the limestone landscapes of Derbyshire's White Peak, part of the Peak District National Park. One of two volumes, this book covers the east of the region, with potential bases including Bakewell, Eyam, Castleton, Birchover, Matlock and Wirksworth.
The End to End Trail