Blackmoorfoot walk

This route provides a gentle amble along two sides of Blackmoorfoot Reservoir, which is a haven for wildlife and migrating birds.

Blackmoorfoot Reservoir

Take in tranquil views on our Blackmoorfoot walk

Short but sweet, this walk has tranquil woodland and wide views across the water and surrounding countryside. There are plenty of rest points along the way, so 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.

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Blackmoorfoot walking guide

Need an easier walk?

Great news! The path on our Blackmoorfoot walk is mostly flat and well-surfaced,with a consistent two metre width throughout. There are no steps, stiles or gates on this route.

Dog on a lead



Situated between Meltham and Slaithwaite; south-west of Huddersfield.


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Route length

1.5 miles

Walking time

2 hours

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.

Visitor information

To keep everyone happy and safe, please:

  • follow government guidance
  • don’t swim
  • take your litter home
  • stick to the path
  • keep your dog on a lead
  • clean up after your dog
  • don’t light fires or BBQs.

Please note, there is no circular access around Blackmoorfoot due to a footbridge closure. We apologise for any inconvenience, we’re working hard to get the bridge re-opened. Why not visit one of our other local reservoirs?