GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Blackmoorfoot Reservoir

2 miles (3 km)

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.


HD7 5PW - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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.

Dog Walking

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.


Reservoir empty... - - 1120117

Blackmoorfoot reservoir at a very low level during the drought year of 1984.

Reservoir full - - 1120128

Reservoir full. Blackmoorfoot overflowing at the end of December 1984.

Blackmoorfoot - - 37384

The moorland hamlet of Blackmoorfoot nestles below the dam of the reservoir

Footpath towards Blackmoorfoot Reservoir - - 2013744

Footpath south of the site.

Bull's Head, Blackmoorfoot (4996438893)

Bull's Head. A nice place for some post walk refreshment in the adjacent hamlet.

Constructing the new treatment works - - 203226

Historic photo, constructing the new treatment works. Laing built the new water treatment works at Blackmoorfoot in 1983/4. These are the flocculation and flotation tanks under construction.


GPS Files

GPX File

Blackmoorfoot Reservoir.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Blackmoorfoot Reservoir.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)