GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Ramsden Reservoir

1 miles (2 km)

This walk visits Ramsden Reservoir near the Yorkshire town of Holmfirth. You can start the walk at the public car park at the northern end of the reservoir. From here you can pick up trails heading along the water where there are fine views of the surrounding forestry and hills. It's a very tranquil area and with easy paths, it's perfect for a peaceful Sunday afternoon stroll.
Just to the north of the site you'll find Brownhill Reservoir and Digley Reservoir where there is another nice walking trail to try. You can reach it by following the waymarked Kirklees Way north for about half a mile. Follow the trail east and it will soon take you to Holme Styes Reservoir.


HD9 2QG - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Ramsden Reservoir OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Ramsden Reservoir Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


The Pickled Pheasant is located a short distance north of the car park at Holmbridge. There's a large car park, a beer garden and a restaurant to try. The interior is very appealing with many original features including beautiful oak beams, stone flagged floors and two open fireplaces. They also provide good quality accommodation if you need to stay over. You can find the inn atWoodhead Rd, Holmbridge with a postcode of HD9 2NQ for your sat navs.
Just to the west of the water is the little village of Holme. Here you'll find The Fleece Inn which is a great old Yorkshire pub. There's a cosy open fire and great home cooked food here. You can find it at postcode HD9 2QG.

Dog Walking

The reservoir is a nice place for a dog walk with the Pickled Pheasant and Fleece Inn mentioned above both dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To the south west there's Yateholme Reservoir, the Holme Moss TV transmitter and Wilmer Hill where there are some excellent views to enjoy.


Northern end of Ramsden Reservoir - - 269572

Northern end of Ramsden Reservoir

Ramsden Reservoir, Holme - - 846320

The water level has been drawn down because of civil engineering work at the dam. Ramsden Reservoir was constructed to supply Batley.

Ramsden Reservoir, Holme - - 846316

Here the reservoir splits into two arms.

View of an arm of Ramsden Reservoir, Cartworth - - 846001

View of an arm of Ramsden Reservoir, Cartworth. Seen from Kiln Bent Road as it goes over the dam of Riding Wood Reservoir.

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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