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A pair of walks linked by the Wigtwizzle Bridleway in the Ewden valley near Stocksbridge.

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Broomhead reservoir

Length 6 miles


This route is a pair of circular walks which are linked by the Wigtwizzle Bridleway. This was formally opened in April 2014. The project was funded by the Paths for Communities Fund and managed by Steel Valley Project (SVP) staff, with work carried out by SVP volunteer trainees supporting the contractor, Frost Plant Hire. The route originally came from a suggestion by Terry Howard who worked in the woodlands in the 60′s and 70′s. It is also known as ‘Lucky’s Lane.’ You will walk on Yorkshire Water permissive paths (woodland bordering reservoirs) and other good quality paths.

  • Grade - mostly well-defined paths, stiles and steady ascents
  • Start - on New Road at the SW corner of Broomhead Reservoir
  • Grid Reference - SK 255 959
  • Parking - on a small lay-by
  • Public transport – none close by
  • Refreshments - none on the route
  • Public Toilets – none on the route
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'.

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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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