Public Transport based walk suitable for new walkers, with Thomas Featherstone.
A nice short circular walk beginning in the West Yorkshire village of Holmfirth, the village famous for being the setting for 'Last of the Summer Wine'. We will start in the village and make our way through the surrounding hills, forests, and Holmfirth country park, with a lunch stop at Brownhill reservoir. We will then descend back towards the village following the canal along the way, where we will finish at the Holmfirth food and drink festival. NOTE: As this walk finishes at a food and drink festival, make sure not to bring a 3 course lunch.
Meet & Travel arrangements - Public Transport
We’ll use public transport from Manchester to travel to and return from the walk start/end.
Itinerary is below - click station links for map and further information.
09:40: Meet at Manchester Piccadilly for the train at 09:57. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.
Off peak day return to Huddersfield - £12.70
Off peak first day saver - £3.90
09:57: Train departs for the walk start at Holmfirth Bus Station.
11:30: Walk starts at Holmfirth Bus Station.
Return from Holmfirth Bus Station. Buses (310, 314, 316) depart every 30 minutes from the Holmfirth bus station until 21:33. Then it is a train back to Manchester Piccadilly from Huddersfield.
Waypoints: Holmfirth village, Cartworth Moor Road, Kirklees Way, Brownhill Reservoir, Digley Reservoir, Hinchliffe Mill
Please note that we will get the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Huddersfield, and then we will get the bus from Huddersfield town centre to the walk start in Holmfirth.