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Bradfield ancient way walk

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Description of the walk

The Bradfield ancient way is a linear walk from Worrall to High Bradfield. Bradfield Parish is an ancient parish considered to be the largest parish in England. It was originally part of a much larger parish, Ecclesfield Parish, with Bradfield being one of its chapels in the 12th century. The origin of Ecclesfield Church and Parish are linked to the pre Anglo Saxon period. It is therefore not surprising that there would have been several paths or ways between Church, Chapel and hamlets and townships. This walk links several of these.

The walk is to celebrate the improvement of thirty five (35) stiles on ancient paths between Worrall and Low and High Bradfield as part of the Sheffield Lakeland Landscape Partnership Project.


  • Length – 3.6 miles linear from Worrall to High Bradfield.
  • Grade – Easy to follow paths across fields, with a mix of easy stiles and gates
  • Start – Junction of Kirk Edge Road and Long Lane, Worrall
  • Grid Reference – SK 305 920
  • Parking Maps – OL1 Dark Peak
  • Public transport – 61 and 62 service from Hillsborough Interchange
  • Refreshments – The Schoolrooms Café, Post office Cafe, The Plough Inn in Low Bradfield; Old Horns in High Bradfield

Download the walk information and gpx data

Bradfield Walkers are Welcome routes can be found as recommended routes on the OS Maps App for mobile phones , tablets and pc.

Map of the walk route

Bradfield Ancient way map

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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