A Walk 03-Nov-2019
Leader: Alan Taylor
Distance (miles): 10.25
Ascent (feet): 1250
LODGE MOOR – WYMING BROOK – NEW HAGG – ROD MOOR - RICKETT BANK – DAMFLASK RES. – STACEY BANK – LOW BRADFIELD
Derbyshire—Redmires- Low Bradfield
Starting on Redmires Road at Lodge Moor, on the outskirts of Sheffield, we’ll head for the tree line above the Rivelin Valley before heading west along a path which runs very close to a steep edge above Fox Hagg – be careful not to trip or stumble as it is a very long and steep drop! Reaching the Wyming Brook Nature Reserve car park we make a very quick exit to cross Ash Cabin Flat and New Hagg moor. These easy paths will take us down to the A57 Manchester Road where we’ll cross to then go up to Crawshaw Lodge and onto Rod Moor. Again, very easy tracks will take us over the moor and, eventually, to Royd’s Clough. A very pleasant amble en-sues, through the wood and down the clough, until we come to a little bit of road walking – firstly onto Corker Lane then, Tinker Bottom before joining Ughill Wood Lane. Turning off this lane we head down to Ughill Brook and then onto a new concessionary path provided by Yorkshire Water to take us along Rickett Bank to emerge at the side of Damflask Reservoir. From here it is a very easy stroll to Stacey Bank and the ‘Mecca of Bradfield – The Nags Head’ after over eight miles of walking. Our thirst having been satiated, we will stroll along the north eastern flank of the reservoir to Low Bradfield and our awaiting coach and comrades in boots!