THE Butterley Circular Walk has been launched after the restoration of the Marsden site.
The site, owned by Yorkshire Water, has undergone a £70,000 development. It involved removing sheep grazing from the area, planting trees and sowing native seeds.
The restoration, known as the White Rose Forest project, was funded by the Wren landfill tax, the Local Heritage Initiative, the Forestry Commission and Kirk- lees Council's Environment Unit.
Farmers also helped by designing fence boundaries enclosing the sheep from the reserve.
The walk offers a more dynamic, wildlife-friendly moorland. Although it is within walking distance of the centre of Marsden walkers are warned that the two- and-a-half-mile track is not for the faint hearted.
Guy Thompson, of the White Rose Forest project, said: "Walking guides are available, so people are prepared for the track.
"We're extremely proud of the walk. Our job is to maintain the restoration."