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A walk from Low Bradfield around Agden Reservoir

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Description of the Agden Reservoir walk

A short walk starting in Low Bradfield. The walk climbs gently, then after a short section on a quiet road the route goes around Agden Reservoir, using a permissive path created by Yorkshire Water. The route crosses the stream by a footbridge and then returns to Low Bradfield through woodland by the reservoir. There is a short final section on roads. The route has views across the Dark Peak. There is ample parking in the historic village of Low Bradfield.

This walk is sponsored by The Strines Inn.


  • Length 2.5 miles
  • Time – 1.5 hours
  • Grade – Gentle ascents. A short section on roads. The paths are well defined.
  • Start – Car park, The Sands, Low Bradfield
  • Parking – as above
  • Public transport – Buses 61 and 62 from Hillsborough stop at Fair House Lane / Smithy Bridge Road, Low Bradfield.
  • Refreshments – The Postcard café, The Plough Inn, Low Bradfield; Old Horns Inn, High Bradfield.
  • Public Toilets – Low Bradfield
  • Grid Reference SK 2626 9204

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Map of the walk route

Agden walk map

Acknowledgements: Malcolm Nunn, Archivist, Bradfield Parish Council. References: Bradfield Local History Group, ‘Bygones of Bradfield’ Vol.2, Hilltop Press, Sheffield.

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 routes on this web site.

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