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Digley, bilberry and beyond walk

Covid-19 update

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:

  • Please do not travel to one of our sites if it isn’t local (which the government has defined as the village, town, or part of a city where you live).
  • Please only visit to exercise with your household, your support bubble, or to meet one other person.

If you do plan to visit, we continue to request that you are respectful of our sites, staff members, other visitors and local communities:

  • Please maintain social distancing throughout your visit.
  • Please follow any instructions on signage around the site.
  • Please follow designated paths. The paths are there to keep you and our key workers safe.
  • Make sure you take any litter home with you and do not light any BBQs or fires.
  • Please be mindful there are only 39 parking spaces across the 2 car parks which will fill up quick most days.
  • If the car park is full, please do not park on verges or on the road as this causes traffic issues and can block important access for operational vehicles or the emergency services.

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.

Location

South-west of Holmfirth

Difficulty

3 out of 4

Route Length

5.5 miles

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.

For up to date travel information from any location visit google maps to search directions.

Facilities:

Parking