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Holmfirth & The Holme Valley - Last Of The Summer Wine Country

Holme Reservoir Circular
Anti-clockwise is best on this route if you want to come down rather than go up the steepest gradients!

There are good views up the valley over Bilberry Reservoir, and Black Hill and Holme Moss are visible for much of the walk (on a clear day). Bilberry Reservoir is famous for having burst its dam and flooded Holmfirth in the 19th century. All the reservoirs have very different characters and settings, from the openness at Digley to the narrow valley at Ramsden Reservoir. The walk takes you through varied terrain from open pasture, round reservoirs to forestry plantation and has lots of ups and downs. Parts can be muddy and frankly wet, and is not suitable for pushchairs or for people that have difficulty with crossing stiles and steps, and those that are not keen on steep uphill/downhill gradients. There are carparks at Digley and Brownhill Reservoirs so the walk can be started/finished at either of those points if accessing by car.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW.
 
Distance
7.1 miles/11.4km
Height Gain
m
Grade
Cycle Grade
OS Map Number
OS Explorer map 1 (Peak District)
Car (Parking)
Stiles
Steps
Circular
Linear
Start Point
Holmbridge
Nearest Town
Holmfirth and Holme Bridge
Public Transport
Bus 314 or N7 from Huddersfield and Holmfirth to Holme Bridge and WYMetro : www.wymetro.com or 0113 245 7676..
Toilets on Route
Public toilets at Holmfirth and Huddersfield Bus stations and at Holme village opposite the pub
Nearest Refreshments
Pub at start/finish at Holmbridge. Fleece Pub and adjoining Pantry shop at Holme.
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