GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Bradwell Walk

4 miles (6 km)

This pretty Peak District village is located in the Hope Valley area of the National Park. Though not as popular as some of its neighbouring villages it is well worth a visit. It's very picturesque with many old stone cottages, a historic limestone church and theBradwell Brook running through the centre.
This circular walk from the village takes you to the Navio Roman Fort, Brough and Bradwell Edge. It runs for just under 4 miles with a moderate climb on the way. There's some splendid Peak District scenery with far reaching views over the National Park from the high points.
The walk starts in the village and picks up a public footpath heading north towards Brough before turning west to visit the Navio Roman Fort. The remains of the fort are situated in a flat green field, above a sharp bend in theRiver Noe, just to the west of Brough.
The route then heads back to Brough before turning south to Elmore Hill Farm. You then begin an ascent to Bradwell Edge which rises to a height of over 1100ft. There's some fine views over the area from here and you will often see hang-gliders launching on the weekends. After enjoying the views the route descends into the village on a country lane.

Bradwell OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Bradwell Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

Head to Ye Olde Bolwing Green pub in Bradwell for some post walk refreshments. The 16th century inn includes a traditional restaurant, a nice garden area, a local bar and a spacious terrace. You can find the pub on Smalldale Head Rd with a postcode of S33 9JQ for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

It's a nice walk for fit dogs and Ye Olde Bolwing Green mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

You can extend the walk by heading east from Bradwell Edge to visit Abney Moor where there are some nice elevated trails to try.
The village is located close to Castleton where you can try the Castleton Circular Walk or the popular Mam Tor Walk from Castleton. Hathersage is also nearby and has many walking opportunites.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Peak District Walks page.

Photos

View from Bradwell Edge - geograph.org.uk - 1448072

View from Bradwell Edge. The distinctive shape of Hope Cement works is clearly visible.

The bridleway from Bradwell Edge - geograph.org.uk - 1448078

The bridleway from Bradwell Edge. At the junction with the footpath that goes straight up to the edge. The mountain bike guide says this is exciting descent (for some!).

Brough Lane before it turns north for Bradwell Edge - geograph.org.uk - 1596236

Brough Lane before it turns north for Bradwell Edge. On a good weekend this lane is often nose to tail with the vehicles of hang-gliders who launch from Bradwell Edge

Site of Navio Roman Fort at Brough in July 2020

Site of Navio Roman Fort at Brough in July 2020

Bradwell - View over village from track to Rebellion Knoll - geograph.org.uk - 620168

Bradwell - View over village from track to Rebellion Knoll

Brook Street, Bradwell - geograph.org.uk - 45118

Brook Street, Bradwell

GPS Files

GPX File

Bradwell.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')

Memory Map Route

Bradwell.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)