Being such a beautiful day today we decided to explore Agden Reservoir near Low Bradfield. We have never been before and were pleasantly surprised. 

Agden reservoir in Bradfield

 
Starting in Low Bradfield the walk climbs gently, then after a short section on a quiet road, the route goes around Agden Reservoir, using a path created by Yorkshire Water. The route crosses the stream by a footbridge and then returns to Low Bradfield through woodland by the reservoir. There is a short final section on roads.
Agden reservoir near Sheffield
Agden reservoir near Sheffield

Agden Reservoir

Agden Reservoir is a water storage reservoir, situated 6.5 miles (10 km) west of the centre of Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England and it’s owned by Yorkshire Water.   The reservoir covers an area of 25 hectares and has a capacity of 559 million gallons of water, the dam wall has a width of approximately 350 metres with a height of 30 metres.

Agden reservoir near Sheffield

The reservoir is one of four which were built in the second half of the 19th century to collect water from the moorlands around the village of Low Bradfield, west of Sheffield. The other three being Damflask, Dale Dike and Strines reservoirs.

Agden was completed in 1869 and is fed by Hobson Moss Dike and Emlin Dike which flow off the Broomhead and Bradfield moors respectively. Coniferous woodland owned by Sheffield City Council surrounds the reservoir. 

Agden Reservoir near Sheffield

Obviously, it took us somewhat longer with a 6 years old in tow with stopping here and there.
 Agden reservoir near Sheffield
 
We thoroughly enjoyed the walk and will be definitely back.

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