GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Brownhill Reservoir

1 miles (1.6 km)

This walk visits Brownhill Reservoir near Holmfirth.
There's a car park at the southern end of the water where you can start your walk. You can then follow footpaths heading down towards the dam and the adjacent Ramsden Reservoir. There's also a nice country lane running to the east of the lakes. The path sits above the two reservoirs providing fine views down to the two picturesque bodies of water. It's suitable for walkers or cyclists and name Brownhill Lane.


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

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

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

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The Kirklees Way and the Holme Valley Circular Walk both run past the site. You could pick up these waymarked trails to visit the nearby Digley Reservoir and Holme Styes Reservoir.
To the south west there's the Yateholme Reservoir, Holme Moss transmitter and Wilmer Hill where there are some excellent views to enjoy.


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Brownhill Reservoir. Brownhill dam was built in the 1930s. When this reservoir is full, the long-term settlement of the earth dam can be clearly seen (follow the line of the bottom of the wave wall, compared with the water surface which must be horizontal). In the middle distance is the valve tower, and the buildings on the far side are the water treatment works.

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Brownhill Reservoir

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Holme Valley countryside above the reservoir.

Northern end of Ramsden Reservoir - - 269572

Northern end of Ramsden Reservoir


GPS Files

GPX File

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

Memory Map Route

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