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Digley walk

Since the government guidelines have changed, we’ve been working hard to devise a plan to keep everyone safe while enjoying our beautiful reservoirs. We’ve reopened the car parks at this reservoir so visitors can walk around them as long as social distancing rules are observed.

To help direct visitors, we’ve installed some new signs that are there for everyone to follow so please take a moment to read them.

  • Please maintain social distancing when walking around the reservoir
  • Please follow designated paths. The paths are there to keep you and our key workers safe.
  • Some of our paths may be closed off. This is because our key workers need to access them and they will be clearly signposted that they are closed.
  • 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.

All of our toilet facilities are still closed at these reservoirs so please be mindful of this when visiting.

Digley offers a varied walk alongside woods, through fields and the edge of the moor, with plenty of lovely scenery along the way. This route is ideal for families looking for a morning or afternoon stroll. Glimpses of Digley Reservoir can be seen around this circuit, along with views of its smaller neighbour, Bilberry Reservoir.

Location

South-west of Holmfirth

Difficulty

2 out of 4

Route Length

1.5 miles

Terrain & Gradient

Varied; with surfaced tracks and unsurfaced paths and a short distance of roadside walking (mostly on the pavement). This route includes steps and some steep sections.

How To Get There

By car: This route starts at our free Digley Quarry Car Park (nearest postcode HD9 2QD). Alternative free parking is available at Digley South Car Park (nearest postcode HD9 2RX); to the southern end of the embankment.

From Holmfirth: Follow the A6024 (Woodhead Road) south-west towards Holmbridge. After 1 ½ miles, turn right onto Field End Lane which then becomes Bank Top Lane. After just over half a mile, Bank Top Lane becomes Digley Royd Lane where Fieldhead Lane meets from the left. At this T-junction, either continue on Digley Royd Lane until you reach Digley Quarry Car Park on your left, or turn left onto Fieldhead Lane towards Digley South Car Park (which is on the right after the embankment).

By public transport: Buses are available to Holmclose; which is a mile east of the reservoir, or to Holme, about a mile to the south.

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

Facilities:

Parking

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