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Castle Inn Bolsterstone

A walk from Bolsterstone along the Ewden Valley passing More Hall and Broomhead Reservoirs near Stocksbridge

The Wantley Dragon

The Wantley Dragon sculpture

Length - 6.5 miles


From the little village of Bolsterstone the route goes along high ground above Ewden valley with views across to Wharncliffe Crags before dropping down to the Eastern end of the valley past the Wantley Dragon. The route then follows the southern sides of More Hall and Broomhead reservoirs on Yorkshire Water paths before climbing back up to Bolsterstone.

  • Grade - Well defined paths. Stiles and some rough ground, steep in sections.
  • Start - Bolsterstone village, near Stocksbridge.
  • Grid Reference - SK 271967
  • Parking -On street parking, Bolsterstone village
  • Public transport - none
  • Refreshments – Castle Inn, Bolsterstone.
  • Public Toilets – In Bolsterstone
This document was produced by and is copyright to the Stocksbridge Walkers are Welcome group. Walkers are Welcome UK is a nationwide network which aims to encourage towns and villages to be 'welcoming to walkers'.

Regatta Fox Valley Bank View Cafe

Bridge Shop Crawshaws Simon BlythCastle Inn Bolsterstone

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

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