Dog-friendly walks in and around Holmfirth that you have to try!
Bursting with spectacular scenery, up and coming eateries and plenty of Northern charm, it’s no surprise that our small – but perfectly sized – Yorkshire town of Holmfirth lures thousands of visitors every year.
And with plenty of rolling countryside, our surroundings offer scenic walking routes for all ages and walking abilities – from the seasoned rambler to the fair-weather stroller.
Here is our top selection of wonderful dog-friendly walks in and around Holmfirth that will make you really appreciate God’s own county.
The ‘Last of the Summer Wine’ walk
Fans of the British sitcom that put Holmfirth on the map can visit Nora Batty’s house and Sid’s café against the backdrop of spectacular rolling hills.
The five-mile walk weaves past popular landmarks before venturing out into the valleys and countryside.
Hepworth Bluebell Walk
Although this scenic trail is beautiful any time of the year, we recommend an outing in early Spring when the bluebells are in full, impressive bloom.
Morton Wood has a tranquil ambience and you will often find you are the only walker, so it’s perfect if you seek a bit of peace and quiet amongst nature.
The Three Reservoirs
This laidback 1.5-mile route circles Ramsden Reservoir where you can enjoy views of the moors before passing Riding Wood and Brownhill Reservoir. Ideal for wildlife spotting with the whole family on a Sunday morning.
And don’t forget to make the most of the picnic area in the car park at the end of your jaunt – weather permitting, of course.
Digley Reservoir, Blackpool Bridge and Goodbent
Venture out into the wilderness on this challenging five-mile circular walk along country lanes, through fields and moorland. However, it’s best to keep your dog on the lead when making your way through sheep fields.
Commencing at the picturesque Digley Reservoir you will head up to Blackpool Bridge and Goodbent, enjoying impressive panoramic views – don’t forget the camera!
The River Ribble Ramble
This seven-mile walk around the River Ribble Valley in Holmfirth winds along old country lanes and cobbled paths and through ruined villages so there is plenty to feast your eyes on.
And steep inclines, in parts, guarantee glorious views over roaming countryside once you’ve reached the summit.
We hope you enjoyed our suggestions for wilderness walks around Holmfirth and you get the chance to explore the roaming countryside soon! Send in your suggestions via our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.