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.
PostcodeHD9 2QG - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Ramsden Reservoir Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Ramsden Reservoir Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
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 at Woodhead 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.
The reservoir is a nice place for a dog walk with the Pickled Pheasant and Fleece Inn mentioned above both dog friendly.