GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Stocksbridge Walks

7 miles (12 km)

This South Yorshire town on the edge of the Peak District has several nice reservoirs and a popular local wood to visit.
This circular walk from the town visits the nearby Broomhead Reservoir and More Hall Reservoir just to the south of Stocksbridge.
The walk starts in Royd on the south eastern edge of the town. From here you can pick up footpaths heading south to Round Hill and then west to Bolsterstone. You continue south to Ewden village where you can pick up the footpaths heading around the two reservoirs. There's nice trails alongside both bodies of water which are surrounded by attractive woodland and countryside. After rounding the reservoirs you can follow the same paths back into Stocksbridge.

Stocksbridge OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Stocksbridge Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


The Royal Oak is a good choice for some refreshments after your walk. They do good food and also have an outdoor area if the weather is good. You can find the pub at 31 Manchester Road, Deepcar with a postcode of S36 2QX for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The country and waterside trails make for a pleasant dog walk. Wharncliffe Wood to the south east is also a popular place for dog walking in the area. The Royal Oak mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To the east of the town you can pick up the long distance Trans Pennine Trail and follow it south into Wharncliffe Woods and Grenoside Woods. There's miles of good walking paths, mountain bike trails and a nature reserve to enjoy here.
To the west of the town there's more nice waterside trails around Underbank Reservoir. You could pick up the waymarked Barnsley Boundary Walk to the north and follow it to the reservoir.
Wentworth Woodhouse and Westwood Country Park are also nearby and have some fine trails to try.
The circular Bradfield Walk starts from nearby High Bradfield and visits several of the reservoirs in the area. You can pick up just south of Stocksbridge.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Peak District Walks page.


View over Stocksbridge - - 916481

View over Stocksbridge

Bolsterstone Village Hall - - 1012593

Bolsterstone Village Hall

Broomhead Dam - - 122740

Broomhead Dam

Broomhead Reservoir - - 1019714

Broomhead Reservoir

More Hall Reservoir - - 1056336

More Hall Reservoir. The building at the end of the pathway at the end of Moor Hall Reservoir, Wharncliffe Side, Sheffield.

Moor Hall Reservoir - the Dam - - 1056358

Moor Hall Reservoir

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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