The Best Walking Routes And Trails Near Huddersfield

Despite having ambitious plans to buy a house in the area before the end of the year, I hadn’t actually explored much of the local greenery prior to lockdown. Unsurprisingly, the ‘stay home except for outdoor exercise’ narrative changed this.

Upon hearing about the restrictions, Andrew and I quickly found ourselves researching nearby walking routes, eventually finding one that took us from our doorstep to Castle Hill and back, all within the allocated hour. Now the lockdown restrictions have eased even more, we’re exploring further afield and taking on more ambitious walking routes and trails to get our daily exercise.

Although I originally hail from Bradford, I’ve lived in Huddersfield for just over a year and it’s beautiful surroundings (and easy commute to Leeds and Manchester) have ensured that I’m here to stay.

In no particular order, here’s a photo gallery showing a section of my favourite walks within a half-hour drive of Huddersfield – some of which can also be easily reached using public transport.

Walking Routes In Huddersfield

Castle Hill

View from the top of Castle Hill in Huddersfield.

Armitage Bridge Circular (Incl. Beaumont Park)

Digley Reservoir

View over the reserviour from the bridge at Digley

Ramsden Reservoir

View from the walkway between Ramsden reservoir in Holmfirth and another reservoir

Greenhead Park

Walking Routes Near Huddersfield

Dovestone Reservoir

Dovestone Resovoir Walking Route on a Cloudy Day

Ogden Water Nature Reserve

Ogden Water Nature Reserve 6 mile walk

Has lockdown inspired you to explore the Pennine countryside and beyond? Let me know in the comments below!

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