Blackmoorfoot walk

Covid-19 update

In accordance with government guidance, our recreational sites and car parks remain open during the national lockdown for people to exercise locally. We ask that you follow the latest guidance to help keep yourself, our key workers and others safe. In the current lockdown this includes:

  • Please do not travel to one of our sites if it isn’t local (which the government has defined as the village, town, or part of a city where you live).
  • Please only visit to exercise with your household, your support bubble, or to meet one other person.

If you do plan to visit, we continue to request that you are respectful of our sites, staff members, other visitors and local communities:

  • Please maintain social distancing throughout your visit.
  • Please follow any instructions on signage around the site.
  • Please follow designated paths. The paths are there to keep you and our key workers safe.
  • Make sure you take any litter home with you and do not light any BBQs or fires.
  • If the car park is full, please do not park on verges or on the road as this causes traffic issues and can block important access for operational vehicles or the emergency services.

All of our toilet facilities are currently closed so please be mindful of this when visiting.

This route provides a gentle amble along two sides of Blackmoorfoot Reservoir, which is a haven for wildlife and migrating birds. Short but sweet, it encompasses tranquil woodland and wide views across the water and surrounding countryside. There are plenty of rest points along the way where you can stop and take it all in. The return route is back the same way, so that you can avoid a less pleasant roadside journey around the western and northern sides of the reservoir.


Situated between Meltham and Slaithwaite; south-west of Huddersfield


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Route Length

3.5 miles

Walking Time

45 minutes

Terrain & Gradient

The path is relatively flat and well-surfaced, with a consistent two metre width throughout. There are no steps, stiles or gates on this route.

How To Get There

By car: There is no car park at Blackmoorfoot Reservoir, however some roadside parking is available on Reservoir Side Road (HD7 5JW) which runs along the eastern edge of Blackmoorfoot and along the access road on the south side (HD9 5RW). Please park with consideration for other road users.

From Huddersfield: leave the city via Blackmoorfoot Road, heading south-west. After 2 ¾ miles, turn left onto Black Lane and then take the next right onto Reservoir Side Road.

By public transport: There is a bus stop at the junction between Blackmoorfoot Road and Black Lane, just a few hundred metres from the start of this route.

For up to date travel information from any location visit google maps to search directions.

Useful Downloads:

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