Best trails in Holmfirth, West Yorkshire

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Looking for a great trail near Holmfirth, West Yorkshire? AllTrails has 11 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in Peak District National Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Kinder Scout National Nature Reserve or Snake Woodland. Ready for some activity? There are 9 moderate trails in Holmfirth ranging from 1.9 to 31.9 miles and from 492 to 1,938 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Holmfirth, West Yorkshire
Top trails (11)
#1 - Digley and Goodbent Lodge Circular Walk
Peak District National Park
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Length: 7.1 mi • Est. 2 h 52 m
This walk has lots of open scenery and views! Show more
#2 - Digley Reservoir and Moors Circular
Peak District National Park
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Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 2 h 48 m
#3 - Holme Moss Circular
Peak District National Park
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Length: 6.4 mi • Est. 2 h 36 m
Holme Moss is high moorland just inside the boundary of the Peak District National Park. Show more
#4 - Netherley Brow Circular Walk
Peak District National Park
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 39 m
#5 - Digley Reservoir Circular Walk
Peak District National Park
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 47 m
#6 - Holme Moss and Ramsden Clough
Peak District National Park
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Length: 11.3 mi • Est. 5 h 59 m
This route lies on the edge of the Peak District National Park and starts from Holme, 3 miles from Holmefirth. It takes in Digley and Bilberry reservoirs, Marsden Clough, Black Hill, Holme Moss, Ramsden Clough and Brown Hill reservoir. In February 1852 the embankment of Bilberry reservoir collapsed following heavy rain causing the deaths of 81 in the valley below together with four mills, severn bridges and numerous other buildings and cottages. The inquest blamed poor construction and maintenance of the dam. The tacks around Marsden Clough are generally very good and on joining the Pennine Way are paved to prevent erosion of the delicate peat for which the area is well known. The ground around Black Hill was all exposed peat but a successful reseeding program has ensued. Black Hill trig point (1,909ft) is on a small elevated mound called ‘soldiers’ lump’ and was the highest point in the historic county of Cheshire. It now lies on the border of West Yorkshire and High Peak in Derbyshire. The route towards Holme Moss transmitter mast is less well defined as it crosses the very flat and wet ground between very large peat ‘hags’. The TV mast was commissioned in October 1951 and was the BBC’s third transmitter after Crystal Palace and Sutton Coalfield. It served a very wide area on ‘band I’ frequencies which reached as far as the Isle of Man and Ireland. It was superseded by the Emley Moor mast in 1985 and now caters for radio transmissions over a similar wide area. The next part of the route is a delight as it follows the rim of the high plateau with far reaching views to the east eventually reaching Ramsden Clough. Ramsden Clough is one of the scenic gems of the northern Peak District with its steep sides, twisting course and side re-entrants. It was until recently out of bounds to walkers. A clear path contours around the rim of the gorge. Keeping to the high ground to the very last a descent was made to Brown Hill reservoir before a final climb back to Holme after a very enjoyable day ‘on the moors’.Show more
#7 - Meltham Moor Circular Route
Peak District National Park
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Length: 17.0 mi • Est. 8 h 17 m
This circular mountain bike route goes through the Meltham moors and around the Blackmoorfoot Reservoir. Show more
#8 - Longdendale Trail Circular
Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, England
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Length: 7.0 mi • Est. 2 h 48 m
#9 - Marsden Black Hill Loop
Peak District National Park
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Length: 31.9 mi
#10 - Ramsden Reservoir Circular
Peak District National Park
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 46 m
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