Holmbridge is located at the head of the Holme Valley, about 6 miles south-south-west of Huddersfield town centre (8 miles by road), and just under 2 miles south-west of Holmfirth. The village is characterised by a church, a cricket field, and a pub, which are essential features of the area.
There are many beautiful walks to go on around Holmbridge, including walks around reservoirs. The earliest reservoir in the area, Bilberry Reservoir, in the valley of Digley Brook, led to mills beneath its dam being devastated in February 1852 when its dam burst. The mills were subsequently rebuilt, but they were lost forever when the Digley Reservoir was built below Bilberry nearly 100 years later.
The cricket field in Holmbridge has been in use since the 1870s, and Holmbridge Cricket Club moved to its present ground in 1886.