There's plenty to see and do

Denby Dale, Kirkburton and the surrounding
area has lots to discover for all ages

BEACONS & VIEWPOINTS

There are a number of locations that afford panoramic views of the area. It is planned to develop a series of beacons at some of these high points. Viewpoints include: above Biggin, Thurstonland; Castle Hill, High Flatts; Cliffe Lane, Farnley Tyas; Deffer Summerhouse; Emley Millennium Green; Emley Moor Mast; Lane Head, Shepley; Lepton Edge; North of Shelley (B6116); Pool Hill, Denby Dale; Shelley Village Hall; Shelley College 'eco-park'; South West of Bretton roundabout (A636); Top o' the Hill, Thurstonland.

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BLACK DICKS TOWER

Black Dick's Tower - known as "The Temple" on maps - was the Summer House of Whitley Hall, bought by a Mr Charles Sutcliffe in 1924. The house and many of the buildings fell into disrepair but the Summer House still remains to this day. Whitley Hall had its ghost, that of Black Dick (Sir Richard Beaumont), who was reputed to walk in the grounds with his head under his arm every year on 5 July. "Black Dick of the North" was the nickname given to him by James I. Born in 1574 and knighted in 1609, Black Dick was made a baronet in 1628. He was a highwayman and died in 1631.

Link: www.geograph.org.uk

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CANNON HALL FARM

Bark House Lane, Cawthorne, Barnsley S75 4AT

Telephone: 01226 790427

Cannon Hall Farm is situated just outside the Denby Dale area, in Barnsley. Cannon Hall Farm is an award-winning working farm adjacent to Cannon Hall Country Park. Great fun for small children, there are lots of farm animals to enjoy, a play area, a play gym, a farm shop and a café.

Link: www.cannonhallfarm.co.uk

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CANNON HALL MUSEUM

Bark House Lane, Cawthorne, Barnsley S75 4AT

Telephone: 01226 790270

Cannon Hall is situated just outside the Denby Dale area, in Barnsley. In 1957 Cannon Hall opened as a museum and is home to a collection of art including ceramics, glass, furniture, Old Master paintings and the Hussars Regimental collection, displayed in the Hall's Georgian and Victorian rooms. The hall sits in a magnificent landscaped country park with formal gardens, rhododendrons and a kitchen garden.

Link: www.cannon-hall.co.uk

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DENBY DALE PIE

Denby Dale is known for baking giant pies, a tradition first started in 1788 to celebrate the recovery of King George III from his mental illness. The most recent giant pie was 12 tonnes and was made in 2000 to celebrate the new millennium.

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THE DUMB STEEPLE AT GRANGE MOOR

Rebuilt in 1766, the purpose of this stone edifice is uncertain. Some view it as a folly that may in past times have been visible from the surrounding countryside - before houses got in the way. Others suggest it marks a spot which had significance as a place of worship in pre-Christian times. Whatever its purpose, it is not the only "dumb steeple" in West Yorkshire.

Link: www.geograph.org.uk

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EMLEY MILLENNIUM GREEN

At the top of Warburton in Emley, a fine park with play equipment, a stone view point and a beacon.

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HOLMFIRTH PICTUREDROME

The Picturedrome, Market Walk, Holmfirth, Huddersfield HD9 7DA

Telephone: 01484 689759

An intimate music venue showing a huge selection of bands from all genres. Also showing films, theatrical performances and stand-up comedy.

Link: www.picturedrome.net

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KAYE’S MILLENNIUM GREEN

High Street, Clayton West, Huddersfield

In July 2000, a celebration was held on Kaye’s Millennium Green marking its establishment as a public open space for the use of Clayton West residents. It was one of the first of 250 such Greens funded by the Millennium Commission through the Countryside Agency.

Link: www.kayesgreen.org.uk

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KIRKBURTON MEMORIAL PARK

George Street, Kirkburton, Huddersfield

Also called the Garden of Remembrance. The Kirkburton War Memorial is situated here. The entrance gates to the Garden of Remembrance have been designed with a lamp and an inscription.

Link: www2.kirklees.gov.uk

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KIRKLEES LIGHT RAILWAY

Park Mill Way, Clayton West, Huddersfield HD8 9XJ

Telephone: 01484 866051

An enchanting 50 minute return trip on narrow gauge rail takes you through superb scenery. With a choice of open or closed carriages this is an all weather attraction. Regular events such as Easter Eggspress Trains, Day out with Thomas, Teddy Bears Picnics, Halloween Ghost Train and Christmas Specials with are hugely popular with all the family.

Link: www.kirkleeslightrailway.com

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NATIONAL COAL MINING MUSEUM FOR ENGLAND

New Road, Overton, Wakefield WF4 4RH

Telephone: 01924 848806

Situated just outside the Denby Dale area, the National Coal Mining Museum for England is located at the site of the former Caphouse Colliery in Overton, Wakefield. There are opportunities for underground tours. Open daily from 10am to 5pm. Free entry

Link: www.ncm.org.uk

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NATURE RESERVES

The region is rich in wildlife, with good woodlands and open fields. Nature reserves with public access include: Denby Delf, Denby Lane, Upper Denby; Dogley, near Kirkburton; Healey Greave Meadow, Shelley.

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PENISTONE PARAMOUNT

Shrewsbury Road, Penistone S36 6DY

Telephone: 01226 767532

Latest blockbuster film showings and entertainment including comedy nights, tribute bands, brass bands and choir concerts, drama, dance festivals, organ concerts, musicals and pantomimes.

Link: www.penistoneparamount.co.uk

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PENNINE WYEVALE GARDEN CENTRE

Huddersfield Road, Shelley, Huddersfield HD8 8LF

Telephone: 01484 607248

A large garden centre with a broad range of plants, trees and shrubs, plus an extensive gift and homeware department. Enjoy a locally-sourced, seasonal menu in the centre’s large café with stunning, panoramic views over the local countryside.

Link: www.armitages.com

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ROYD MOOR

Royd Moor, Penistone, Barnsley

The Royd Moor Wind Farm is located at Penistone, South Yorkshire, England, and consists of thirteen 500 kW turbines. The site is located approximately 6 km north west of Penistone, above the A628 trunk road between Sheffield and Manchester. A seating area was constructed at the view point, which provides wide-sweeping vistas towards the Langsett Moors.

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SCISSETT BATHS

Health & Fitness Centre, Wakefield Road, Scissett, Huddersfield HD8 9HU

Telephone: 01484 222907

Swimming pool, fitness suite, sauna, swimming lessons and disabled changing room facilities.

Link: kirkleesactive.co.uk

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SPRINGFIELD MILLS

Norman Road, Denby Dale, Huddersfield HD8 8TH

Telephone: 01484 866051

Retail outlets including health food shop, high street fashion, artist materials, craft and hobby supplies, fancy dress, picture framing, ceramic and metalwork workshop, furniture, printing, gifts, jewellery and fine wines.

Link: www.springfield-mills.co.uk

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VICTORIA JUBILEE MUSEUM

Taylor Hill, Cawthorne, Barnsley, S75 4HQ

Telephone: 01226 790545

A unique and small volunteer-run museum, open Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays 2:00pm - 5:00pm, from Palm Sunday until the end of October. There are original collections of butterflies and moths, birds and eggs, fossils, domestic bygones, war-time relics, old school books and memorabilia.

Link: www.visit-barnsley.com

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WENTWORTH CASTLE GARDENS & STAINBOROUGH PARK

Lowe Lane, Stainborough, Barnsley, S75 3ET

Telephone: 01226 776040

Wentworth Castle Gardens and Stainborough Park is located outside of the Denby Dale area, close to the M1. The gardens and glass house of the impressive Wentworth Castle have been recently renovated. The grounds include formal gardens and landscaped parkland. There is also a visitor centre, gift shop, café and adventure playground.

Link: www.wentworthcastle.org

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WOODLANDS

Denby Dale and Kirkburton is a well-wooded area. There are many oak woodlands with public access, these include: Blacker Wood, Skelmanthorpe; Cliffe Wood, Clayton West; Deffer Wood, Cawthorne; Healey Greave Wood, Shelley; Storthes Hall Moor Wood, Stocksmoor; Upper Dearne Woodlands, Upper Cumberworth; Wither Wood, Denby Dale.

Link: udwcg2.wordpress.com

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YORKSHIRE SCULPTURE PARK

West Bretton, Wakefield WF4 4LG

Telephone: 01924 832631

One of the UK's leading sculpture parks with changing exhibitions of modern and contemporary art by international artists. Set in 500 acres of historic grounds and gardens with recently-opened indoor galleries. One of the largest outdoor displays of Henry Moore sculptures in the world. Includes a restaurant, shop and visitor centre.

Link: www.ysp.co.uk

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