4 of 5 (2 votes)

Holme to Holmbridge via Digley Reservoir

A leisurely walk (countryside) in West Yorkshire, England, about 3.80km (2.36 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 1:00h. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 15m (49ft)
Descent 124m (406ft)
Max. Elevation 320m (1049ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 139m (455ft)
Start & End
Distance 3.80km
Duration ~1:00h
2Created by mac.hawk on 28 Mar 2016
A very short walk (2.75 miles) that is suitable for very young children as it's mainly downhill. Good walk for children in snow or spring when the lambs are about. Fields may have cattle in the summer months, if that's an issue take Fieldhead Lane down to reservoir and add 1/2 mile to length. Hourly bus service from/to Huddersfield (No 314) throughout the week.

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Walk Map

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OS Grid SE106058
Alight the bus at the terminus in Holme and head back towards the village, passing the pub and turn left into Meal Hill Road across a cobbled parking area.
OS Grid SE108059
Follow the road to where it veers left and take a waymarked footpath into a short grassy lane and follow the waymarked route across fields downhill to Digley Reservoir.
About 0.15 km (~0.09 miles) from
OS Grid SE105069
At the reservoir turn left and soon turn right to cross the bridge between Bilberry & Digley Reservoirs.
About 1.02 km (~0.63 miles) from
OS Grid SE102071
Once over the bridge turn right, the footpath rises a little here, to reach a track and turn right and follow the track through woodland with Digley Reservoir never far away on your right.
About 0.38 km (~0.24 miles) from
OS Grid SE110072
Reach the parking area by the old quarry and turn right along the road to reach the NE end of the reservoir. Turn left (away from the reservoir) briefly to reach a waymarked footpath of the right.
About 0.73 km (~0.45 miles) from
OS Grid SE111070
Follow the footpath downhill into woodland briefly beyond which join the access road (Digley Road) and continue to follow it downhill to reach the junction by the cricket pitch/St David's Church.
About 0.32 km (~0.2 miles) from
OS Grid SE120068
At the road junction you'll find the return bus shelter. Walk is approx 2 3/4 miles long.
About 0.88 km (~0.55 miles) from

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