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Linacre Woods and Lower Reservoir

Three reservoirs nestle in a gentle valley between the Chatsworth moors and Chesterfield.

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Walk Info
miles (1km)
Minimum time
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Level of difficulty
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OS Explorer OL
Keep on leads
Pay & Display Car Park
Public Transport

        5 miles (8km)
Minimum time                 3 hours
Ascent/gradient               820ft (250m)
Grade/Paths                     Easy - Mostly good paths - 2 stiles
OS Map                             Explorer OL24 (Grid SK 336727)
Dogs?                               On leads
Parking                             Linacre Woods car park
Public Transport              Bus -   
Toilets/Refreshments      At Car Park - pubs on route

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Route Directions

  • From the car park, head downhill and follow the track with the lower reservoir on the right until it reaches a road.

  • Turn left, then right along a track leading to Ashgate Cottage.

  • Follow the track as it heads past Broomhall Farm until it meats the road.

  • Bear right to keep on the track and not along the road - which heads towards Chanderhill.

  • Follow the winding track, with Wellfield Wood on the left and Firthhall Wood on the right.

  • Pass through the farmyard of Frith Hall and the track - now unsurfaced - drops into the valley of the River Hipper to the left.

  • The lane slowly climbs up and passes Bagthorpe Farm before becoming a tarmac bridleway called Bagthorpe Lane.

  • At the road junction, turn left and past the Royal Oak pub.

  • At the crossroads, turn right towards Wigley.

  • Once through Wigley, follow the the path downwards past Wigley Hall Farm on the right.

  • The path now enters the woods and begins to climb again.

  • Cross the stile and then the stone slab across the brook.

  • Keep to the right path and enter some more woods via a ladder stile.

  • Bear east on the waymarked footpath and continue along the well-defined footpath along the shoreline.

  • Follow the path back towards the car park.

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