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. 

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.

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.

Facilities

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Details 


Location

South-west of Holmfirth


Difficulty

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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).


Parking

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.

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

Parking Disabled parking

Ramsden walk

1.5 miles 3 out of 4

Parking Disabled parking Picnic area