GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Holme Styes Reservoir

1 miles (1.4 km)

This walk visits the pretty Holme Styes Reservoir near Holmfirth in Yorkshire. It's a lovely quiet spot and something of a hidden gem of the area.
You can find the small lake just over 2 miles south of Holmfirth. On the eastern side of the water there's some roadside parking where you can start the walk. From here you can pick up a circular trail running around the reservoir, part of which uses the Kirklees Way. You could head west along this waymarked footpath to explore the woodland to the west of the site.


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

Holme Styes Reservoir OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Holme Styes Reservoir Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the west there's some more waterside walks to be found around Brownhill Reservoir, Ramsden Reservoir and Digley Reservoir.


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Holme Styes Reservoir. Looking to the dam head.

Holme Styes Reservoir Dam Head and Outflow - - 429096

Lovely countryside surrounding the lake.

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Looking NW from Long Ing Road towards the reservoir.

A Boundary Wall alongside Fox Clough - - 429120

A Boundary Wall alongside Fox Clough to the west of the reservoir.

Footpath across the River Ribble at Holme Styes - - 1121350

Footpath across the River Ribble at Holme Styes. The lesser-known River Ribble, that is, the Yorkshire one (a minor tributary of the Holme) rather than the Lancashire one. The footpath from Greave Road descends the steep field on the east side of the river, crosses it by a footbridge and turns left to ascend more gently into the woods on the west bank. The body of water on the left is the settling pond of the redundant treatment works (now demolished)

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Old water treatment works. The treatment works at Holme Styes reservoir was abandoned in 1995. This photo shows the old sludge settling tanks being pumped out before being filled in and the site restored to grassland. The main building was retained as a pumping station.


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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