Digley, Bilberry and beyond walk

Our Digley, Bilberry and beyond walk takes you alongside woods, through fields and the edge of the moor, with plenty of lovely scenery along the way. 


Enjoy the scenery on our Digley, bilberry and beyond walk

Digley offers a varied walk alongside woods, through fields and the edge of the moor, with plenty of lovely scenery along the way. Glimpses of Digley Reservoir can be seen around this circuit, along with views of its smaller neighbour, Bilberry Reservoir. This 5.5 mile long walk is suited for those feeling adventurous and we’d recommend putting on a sturdy pair of boots before setting off.


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South-west of Holmfirth


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3 out of 4

Route length

5.5 miles

Walking time

3 hours

Terrain & gradient

This route takes you over a variety of terrain, including unsurfaced paths, rough tracks, fields and a short section of roadside walking (mostly on the pavement). There are steps, stiles and gates along the way. Sections of the route can be muddy, uneven and slippery, with some fairly steep gradients, so good sturdy footwear is recommended.

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 will soon 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).


There are only 39 parking spaces across the two carparks, and they fill up quickly most days.

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.

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.

Make a day of it

While you're here, why not try another walk?

Walk Distance Difficulty Facilities

Digley walk

1.5 miles 2 out of 4

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Ramsden walk

1.5 miles 3 out of 4

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