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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
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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.
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