Royd Moor 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.

Follow this shorter walk for charming views of the surrounding farmland and enjoy the native oak woodlands around the reservoir. The path is riddled with tree roots in sections and can be boggy at times. The walk is 1.5 Miles long.


North of Penistone


2 out of 4

Route Length

1.5 miles

Walking Time

1.25 hours

Terrain & Gradient

From points 1-2 along the eastern edge of the walk, the path is a wide surfaced track. As the walk continues past point 2, it becomes unsurfaced and can be muddy with lots of tree roots covering the path. There are no steps or stiles. Sturdy boots are recommended for this walk.

How To Get There

By car: on-street parking is located near point 1 on Royd Moor Road, S36 7RD

From Penistone: take the A628 heading West. After 0.7miles, take a sharp right heading into Thurlstone. Head uphill along Towngate and after 0.1miles, bear left onto Royd Moor Road. After 0.8miles, you’ll see a small car park on your right.

From Holmfirth: Follow the B6106 towards Penistone. After 6.7miles, take a left onto Royd Lane. Follow the road for 0.7 miles, then turn onto Royd Moor Hill which becomes Royd Moor Lane after 0.1miles. The car park will be on your left after 0.4miles.

By public transport: Unfortunately, there are no public transport links for Royd Moor Reservoir.

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



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