Hudske one
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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Huddersfield and Skelmanthorpe.

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Grid Ref SE1436916876
Lat / Lon 53.64821° / -1.78410°
Easting / Northing 414,369E / 416,876N
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Grid Ref SE2300810592
Lat / Lon 53.59142° / -1.65388°
Easting / Northing 423,008E / 410,592N
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Hudske One's land is

Arable 5.7%
Pasture 61.1%
Urban 29.8%
Woods 3.4%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018



17 Feb 2024 Winter

This is a really enjoyable route if not the most direct route. The climb out of Huddersfield is steep at times but nothing strenuous. The path across the field behind Newsome is impassable at the point suggested on the map and by the signposts as it is overgrown with brambles. If you carry on up the footpath though there is another informal path which is used by everyone instead.
The views around Castle Hill are great and worth the climb. Some of the route was very muddy but this is not unexpected as we were walking in February.

Pete Belsey

07 May 2022 Spring

Mostly great views and lovely countryside, with a bit of old urban streets and road walking that take it down from 5 to 4 stars.
The exit from Huddersfield is quicker than I expected. You may have to deviate slightly from the route due to town centre developments, but it's pretty obvious which way to go. After crossing the river and going up Primrose Hill (which is not as attractive as it sounds) you are soon into fields.
The path skirts the top of Castle Hill. The path itself isn't that clear so we just climbed straight up the grassy slope heading for the obvious gap/stile in the wall. We didn't bother detouring up to the summit as the views were good enough - and better were to come later.
Molly Carr Wood was particularly pretty, with a carpet of bluebells in May. In Farnley Tyas the cafe may be open (it wasn't for us, despite what Google said) but the pub should be. Although it's more of a gastro pub, they are happy to serve drinks to walkers.
The descent to Highburton is pleasant, but nothing special. It's worth going along the main road (which has a pavement) to get to the quiet road into Kirkburton, with nice views of the valley. There is a Co-op (and other shops and cafes) a short way off the route.
The climb up to Roydhouse is through fields; take plenty of breaks so you can look back and admire the panoramic view of Huddersfield and beyond, then ahead of the 1,000ft Emley Mast - UK's tallest freestanding structure.
The final section into Skelmanthorpe starts with another pleasant descent through fields , then a farm lane and finally the road.

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