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Bank View Cafe, LangsettRamblers Holidays The Plough Inn Bradfield Brewery The Strines Inn Flask End in Low BradfieldSmithy Garage in Low Bradfield


This walk is sponsored by The Old Horns Inn, High Bradfield

A walk down the Loxley Valley taking in the route of the Great Sheffield flood of 1864
Agden Reservoir

Dale Dyke and Strines reservoirs above Low Bradfield


This route is designed to help those who intend walking the course of the Great Sheffield Flood of 1864 down the Dale Dyke Beck which forms the source of the River Loxley at Low Bradfield and then flows down the Loxley Valley before joining the River Don near Hillfoot Bridge.  Also items of local history and remains of the devastation are included along the route for your interest.


Length 8.9 miles from the car park or bus stop

Grade - A long walk with some sections on roads. There are stiles and some uneven ground. The paths are well defined. This is a linear walk. The 61 and 62 bus services link Low Bradfield and Hillsborough.

Start - Dale Dyke reservoir entrance, Dale Road, 0.6 miles west of Low Bradfield

Grid Reference SK 245 920

Parking – Low Bradfield, or Hillsborough.

Public transport - Buses 61 and 62 from Hillsborough Interchange, stop at the turning circle on Fair House Lane, , Low Bradfield.

Refreshments – The Postcard café,The Plough Inn, Low Bradfield; Varoius cafes in Hillsborough

Public Toilets – Low Bradfield and Hillsborough.

Mobile Phone Coverage - Mobile phone signal coverage is mostly good in this area. Intermittent signals can be received on higher ground.

Ordnance Survey map OL1 Dark Peak is recommended for all the walks on this web site.

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