Broomhead walk

Broomhead Reservoir offers a peaceful walk in the Peak District National Park, taking in woodlands and glimpses across the reservoir. 


Covid-19 update

In accordance with government guidance, our recreational sites and car parks remain open for people to exercise outdoors. We ask that you follow the latest guidance on group sizes and social distancing to help keep yourself, our key workers and others safe.

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

  • Do not light any BBQs or fires and call 999 to report any uncontrolled fires that may be at risk of spreading.
  • Make sure you take any litter home with you.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Take a peaceful walk around Broomhead Reservoir

Broomhead circular is a peaceful walk in the Peak District National Park, taking in woodlands and glimpses across the reservoir. Although located on the doorstep of Sheffield, it is far enough off the beaten track to offer quiet solitude and immersion in nature. The route takes you around the reservoir on unsurfaced paths.

Useful Downloads

Broomhead walking guide



South of Stockbridge, near Sheffield


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2 out of 4

Route length

2.3 miles

Walking time

2 hours

Terrain & gradient

The path is mostly quite level. However, much of the route is on unsurfaced, uneven paths with rocks and tree roots. Due to the rough terrain which can be muddy and slippery, good sturdy footwear is recommended.

How to get there

By car

There is no car park at Broomhead, however roadside parking is available at the entrance to the footpath (S36 4ZD). Please be mindful of “no parking” areas nearby. Alternative parking is available alongside the private road which runs along the neighbouring More Hall Reservoir.

By public transport

There's currently no public transport to this reservoir.

Make a day of it

While you're here, why not try another walk?

Walk Distance Difficulty Facilities

Agden walk

3.5 miles 3 out of 4

No facilities available