GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Broomhead Reservoir

2 miles (3.2 km)

Enjoy an easy circular walk around this reservoir in Stocksbridge. There's a nice footpath running around the perimiter of the water for just over 2 miles. You can enjoy views across the water to the Peak District countryside and woodland.
Start the walk from the small parking area on the southern side of the water. It's located just off New Road near Fox Hill Wood. From here you can pick up the signed footpath to take you around the lake.
The reservoir is located a short walk from More Hall Reservoir so you can easily extend your walk here.
Also nearby is Wharncliffe Woods and Grenoside Woods where you can pick up the long distance Trans Pennine Trail.

Broomhead Reservoir OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Broomhead Reservoir Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


The little village of Bolsterstone is just a short distance north of the reservoir. Here you'll find the Castle Inn which is a typical English village pub. The friendly pub does a great Sunday lunch and is likely to have plenty of other walkers there. It's dog friendly and can be found at postcode S36 3ZB for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The reservoir and surrounding woods are a nice place for a dog walk. The Castle Inn in mentioned above is also dog friendly and you're bound to see other owners there or at the reservoir on a fine day.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The Stocksbridge Walk takes you to Moor Hall and Broomhead Reservoirs from the nearby town.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Peak District Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Broomhead Reservoir - - 980157

Broomhead Reservoir

Broomhead Dam - - 122740

Broomhead Dam

Broomhead Reservoir - - 1012681

Broomhead Reservoir

'Castle'on Broomhead reservoir dam wall - - 1019685

'Castle'on Broomhead reservoir dam wall

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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