In accordance with government guidance, our recreational sites and car parks remain open during the national lockdown for people to exercise locally. We ask that you follow the latest guidance to help keep yourself, our key workers and others safe. In the current lockdown this includes:
If you do plan to visit, we continue to request that you are respectful of our sites, staff members, other visitors and local communities:
All of our toilet facilities are currently closed so please be mindful of this when visiting.
Agden is situated in a charming area of countryside on the edge of the Peak District, less than 10 miles north-west of Sheffield. This route offers walkers plenty to see along the way, including the quaint villages of High and Low Bradfield, picturesque woodlands and the rippling waters of Agden Reservoir.
Why not make a day of it! Check out our routes around the adjacent Damflask Reservoir or the nearby Dale Dike Reservoir, which are also available as walking guides on the Yorkshire Water website.
South-west of Holmfirth
3 out of 4
Terrain & Gradient
This route takes you over a variety of terrain, including unsurfaced paths, rough tracks, fields and a short section of roadside walking (mostly on the pavement). There are steps, stiles and gates along the way. Sections of the route can be muddy, uneven and slippery, with some fairly steep gradients, so good sturdy footwear is recommended.
How To Get There
By car: This route starts at our free Digley Quarry Car Park (nearest postcode HD9 2QD). Alternative free parking is available at Digley South Car Park (nearest postcode HD9 2RX); to the southern end of the embankment.
From Holmfirth: Follow the A6024 (Woodhead road) south-west towards Holmbridge. After 1 ½ miles, turn right onto Field End Lane which then becomes Bank Top Lane. After just over half a mile, Bank Top Lane becomes Digley Royd Lane where Fieldhead Lane meets from the left. At this T-junction, Either continue on Digley Royd Lane until you will soon reach Digley Quarry Car Park on your left, or turn left onto Fieldhead Lane towards Digley South Car Park (which is on the right after the embankment).
By public transport: Buses are available to Holmclose; which is a mile east of the reservoir, or to Holme, about a mile to the south.
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