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

Covid-19 update

In accordance with government guidance, our recreational sites and car parks remain open for people to exercise outdoors. We ask that you follow the latest guidance on group sizes and social distancing to help keep yourself, our key workers and others safe.

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

  • Do not light any BBQs or fires and call 999 to report any uncontrolled fires that may be at risk of spreading.
  • Make sure you take any litter home with you.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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.

Useful Downloads

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.

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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.