GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Deer Hill Reservoir

1 miles (1.5 km)

This small reservoir is located near Meltham and Huddersfield in Kirklees.
There are some nice footpaths running along the remote lake with fine views to the surrounding moorland and hills. The area is also good for bird spotting with various wildfowl visiting the lake.
The Meltham Walk passes the water so you could pick this up to visit the nearby Butterley Reservoir and Wessenden Reservoir. There are also some public footpaths just to the west of the site on Holme Moor.


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

Deer Hill Reservoir OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Deer Hill Reservoir Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Dog Walking

The reservoir and surrounding moorland make for a fine, bracing dog walk.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Blackmoorfoot Reservoir lies just a couple of miles to the north east and has another nice waterside trail.
Just to the west are the Sparth Reservoirs. The two pretty lakes sit either side of the Huddersfield Narrow Canal in a lovely scenic spot.
For more walking ideas in the area see the South Pennines Walks page.


Deer Hill Reservoir, Lingards - - 77791

Deer Hill Reservoir, Lingards. Constructed 1871-5 to supply water to Huddersfield. It replaced a small reservoir built to supply textile mills.

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Taken from Deer Hill, looking north to the Colne Valley.

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View down to the water

Covered Reservoir, Deer Hill, Lingards - - 77764

This is taken from the NE corner of Deer Hill Reservoir. The map shows a long building to the left of the photo. This is invisible from the roadway above, but is presumably a treatment works and the covered reservoir is a storage tank for treated water.


GPS Files

GPX File

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

Memory Map Route

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