Located just outside the lovely town of Holmfirth, a walk up to Blackpool Bridge makes a very enjoyable escape into some of Yorkshire’s most glorious countryside. Legend has it that the name Blackpool Bridge comes from the black pools below the bridge that once upon a time local people used to swim in. You can walk to Blackpool Bridge from local beauty spot Digley Reservoir. The five-mile circular walk will reward you with stunning views across the tops and down into the valley. You’ll walk through some typical Yorkshire scenes across moorland paths and streams, along lanes and drystone walls in the company of nothing but sheep. Have a well-earned rest and maybe a picnic alongside the bridge, taking a moment to breathe in the fresh air and soak up the peaceful setting.