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Holmfirth

West Yorkshire


Slow Ways linking Holmfirth and Glossop, Huddersfield, Langsett, Meltham, Penistone, Skelmanthorpe

England / West Yorkshire / Holmfirth

Holmfirth’s six Slow Ways are 58% checked

Drawn: 6/6
reviewed: 6/6
verified: 2/6
and surveyed: 0/6

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Many Slow Ways have several route options. Some will be better than others, or good for different reasons.

Our goal is for each Slow Way to have at least one route that is verified and surveyed. To be verified – and get its snail badge – a route needs at least three positive reviews.

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Walk to Holmfirth from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Glossop—Holmfirth
Glohol one Pioneer me Distance 27km/16mi Ascent 575m Descent 590m
Glossop—Holmfirth
Glohol two Review me Distance 24km/15mi Ascent 742m Descent 757m
Holmfirth—Huddersfield
Holhud one Survey me Distance 12km/7mi Ascent 377m Descent 321m
Holmfirth—Huddersfield
Holhud two Survey me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 259m Descent 192m
Holmfirth—Langsett
Hollan one Review me Distance 16km/10mi Ascent 415m Descent 310m
Holmfirth—Penistone
Holpen one Verify me Distance 16km/10mi Ascent 350m Descent 421m
Holmfirth—Skelmanthorpe
Holske one Survey me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 311m Descent 284m
Holmfirth—Skelmanthorpe
Holske two Review me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent - Descent -
Meltham—Holmfirth
Melhol one Review me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 206m Descent 167m

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Collective progress

58% of Holmfirth’s six route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

9/9

drawn

8/9

reviewed

1/9

surveyed

3/9

verified

10 people have contributed to Holmfirth’s Slow Ways

2 people have pledged to walk and review a route

1 people have surveyed a route in Holmfirth

108km out of 134km have been walked and reviewed

191km of reviews have been shared in Holmfirth

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Four rather than five stars because there are a couple of road sections, but they're all quite quiet and felt safe and most have nice views. There's one busy road crossing (the A628), but that's probably unavoidable and it's not too difficult a spot for it....

Shez

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Even with the fixes it's not the most beautiful route in the region, but it's not too challenging and it introduced me to paths I had not explored even though I'm a local....

stevepaget

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Holmfirth—Skelmanthorpe

stevepaget added Holske two, a new walk from Holmfirth to Skelmanthorpe

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Previous walkers probably didn't notice this, because the alternative route is more obvious if you're going Holmfirth-Skelmanthorpe and they wouldn't have thought it was important....

stevepaget

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It's a safe route and was good underfoot when we walked it in September, The paths are varied and give great views. The miles flew by. I'd walk this again....

gail w

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It's then a lovely walk across fields and tracks to Hepworth with plenty more good views and a village shop in Scholes if you need refreshments. It's then a climb almost all along footpaths up to the ridge, still with plenty of great views across the valley. The views are still good, as you are high up on a bit of a ridge, but it's hard underfoot and felt like it went on for ever....

Pete Belsey

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No issues…works well...

Saul Muldoon

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Keeping to the route south of Newsome was a bit of a struggle, but this shouldn't cause problems as there are lots of alternative paths....

gail w

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Very good route along a famous disused rail line and Pennine Wsy national trail. Superb views all along the route....

archiebald7

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Holmfirth

gail w surveyed Holmfirth

View facilities

The path looks as if it goes up through them, but it's better (for you and for the allotment holders) if you continue on just for a little way and turn right at the end of the allotments beside a stone wall. It's then a bit of a trudge along the road into Shepley....

Pete Belsey

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I'm local to the route but it used many footpaths I'd never used before....

bikerider

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Easy to follow without a description....

bikerider

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We walked this route having started at the adjacent village of Clayton West....

Oneplanetman

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Holmfirth—Huddersfield

MichaelFort added Holhud two, a new walk from Holmfirth to Huddersfield

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I couldn’t get any description of the route (the print website wouldn’t work for iPad) but the .gpx file loaded into the OS map...

condorman

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Steep sections, varied surfaces (cobbles, tarmac, grass, mud, gravel), gates & stiles: not suitable for wheel chairs or for people with several health conditions. The route as given includes some sections that make it longer than it need be and increase ascent & descent....

MichaelFort

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From Holmfirth, you explore cute back alleys and make your way up the hill to the cliffside views over the village. The path going up Cheese Gate Nab (just after Hepworth) was the most challenging part....

stevepaget

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Glossop—Holmfirth

Slow Ways added Glohol one, a new walk from Glossop to Holmfirth

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Glossop—Holmfirth

Slow Ways added Glohol two, a new walk from Glossop to Holmfirth

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Holmfirth—Huddersfield

Slow Ways added Holhud one, a new walk from Holmfirth to Huddersfield

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Holmfirth—Langsett

Slow Ways added Hollan one, a new walk from Holmfirth to Langsett

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Holmfirth—Penistone

Slow Ways added Holpen one, a new walk from Holmfirth to Penistone

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Holmfirth—Skelmanthorpe

Slow Ways added Holske one, a new walk from Holmfirth to Skelmanthorpe

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Meltham—Holmfirth

Slow Ways added Melhol one, a new walk from Meltham to Holmfirth

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Holmfirth, Fri 23 February

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Holmfirth’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SE1424808267

Lat / Lon

53.57083° / -1.78632°

Easting / Northing

414,248E / 408,267N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Holmfirth's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub

Accommodation

Accommodation for under £50 a night

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

Official ‘Walkers are Welcome’ town

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