This short walk visits Blackmoorfoot Reservoir in Huddersfield.
The reservoir is located a couple of miles south west of Huddersfield town centre. You can stroll along the water and then follow a bridleway through the countryside to Crosland Edge and the little village of Helme.
The reservoir is surrounded by attractive woodland, countryside and views of the Yorkshire Hills. Also look out for migrating birds that visit the reservoir.
There is also free parking on the lanes around the site.
PostcodeHD7 5PW - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Blackmoorfoot Reservoir Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Blackmoorfoot Reservoir Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Blackmoorfoot Reservoir OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Blackmoorfoot Reservoir Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The Bulls Head is located a short stroll to the north of the water. It's a fine country pub with a great menu and views over the Colne Valley. You can find them on Blackmoorfoot Rd in the little hamlet, with postcode HD7 5TR for your sat navs.
The reservoir is a popular spot for dog walkers so you'll probably see other owners on a fine day. The Bulls Head mentioned above is also dog friendly.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
The circular Meltham Walk can be picked up just to the south of the reservoir. It visits Butterley Reservoir, Wessenden Reservoir and Deer Hill Reservoir from the nearby settlement. In the town you can also visit Meltham Mills Reservoir, Honley Woods and the lovely Folly Dolly Falls which are something of a local hidden gem.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Peak District Walks page.