A Walk from Bradfield to Stannington
The walk starts at the bus turning circle in Low Bradfield
Walk back down the hill and left over the bridge by the Bowling Green.
Bear right pass the local garage along the road to Dam Flask. Approx. 200ms along this road, enter on a new path running along the left side on the dam. passing the sailing club.
The path exits back onto the road, walk to the right crossing the road coming from over the dam wall, and continue towards Stacey bank. (It is possible for a shorter, circular walk of the dam, to go along the road over the dam wall, enter the path after the cottage and walk by the dam back up to Bradfield village).
After the first house follow the steep tarmac path down to the right. At the bottom don’t go over the bridge; follow the path to the left.
This runs along the left bank of the River Loxley. Continue pass the fishing pond then down through a factory yard between disused buildings
The river appears again on the right. Follow the stone wall by the river to an entrance to a marked footpath. Go down the steps to follow the path between the river and a goit.
Cross a factory road and follow the path behind more disused buildings by a small stream running into a picturesque dam. The path enters another disused factory yard.
Go down the yard to a style by a blue gate signed Rowel Bridge. Follow this path down to the bridge.
Turn left and cross over the bridge, lookout for traffic. Take the first footpath on the right-signed Stannington. Follow the path over an old bridge and up concrete steps.
Go left through the kissing gate keeping to the path as it zig- zags up the hill to the road that runs across the bottom of the Acorn Hill estate.
Walk left approx.25ms, cross the road, and follow a signed path up the cul de sac and up through the houses, past Nook Lane School up to the top of Nook Lane.
Cross Stannington Road, up past the Rose and Crown pub and at the junction turn left back to the starting point.
Although this walk passes through some industrial decline (which can be interesting in itself) it also passes through some beautiful countryside.