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Blackmoorfoot is a hamlet 4 miles south west of Huddersfield town centre, near the top of the moor above the Colne Valley.

Blackmoorfoot consists of a small group of houses and a pub on the old moorland route between Huddersfield and Marsden at a point where roads branch off to Linthwaite and Meltham.

It is also the location where between 1871 and 1876 the former Huddersfield Corporation built the largest of its reservoirs with its two embankments. While it seems to have a strange hilltop location, the engineers of the day ensured that it was fed with water from moors for miles around while being high enough to serve homes and business in the valleys and the hillside villages.

Around Blackmoorfoot

The Bulls Head pub is at Blackmoorfoot Road.
The pub serves food.
Slaithwaite is in the Colne Valley ward of Kirklees Council, the metropolitan district council.  Kirklees Council website

There is no civil parish council for this area, which prior to 1974 was in the Colne Valley Urban District.


Bus services

388 Monday to Saturday daytime

Meltham Village turning circle and Morrisons - Helme - Blackmoorfoot - Broad Oak Linthwaite Church - Cowlersley - Milnsbridge -Paddock Longwood Road - Quarmby - Huddersfield Royal Infirmary - Lindley

Timetable at  Metro       Timetables (.pdf format) at  Stotts Coach Travel

389 Infrequent service. Monday to Saturday daytime

Meltham Village turning circle - Helme - Blackmoorfoot -
Crosland Hill Blackmoorfoot Road - Crosland Moor Balmoral Avenue, Foster Avenue, Dryclough Road - Crosland Hill Blackmoorfoot Road, Felks Stile Road - Linthwaite Linthwaite Church, Causeway Side - Slaithwaite village centre - Hill Top - Wilberlee

Monday to Friday morning journey from Meltham: ends at Slaithwaite except on schooldays.
Monday to Saturday afternoon journey from Meltham: calls additionally at Meltham Morrisons and ends at Blackmoorfoot.
Monday to Saturday from Slaithwaite: only journey runs each afternoon from Slaithwaite to Meltham.

Timetable at  Metro       Timetables (.pdf format) at  Stotts Coach Travel

393 Monday to Saturday daytime

Huddersfield Bus station - Longroyd Bridge - Thornton Lodge Springdale Avenue, Yews Hill Road - Yews Hill - Crosland Moor - Crosland Hill Tom Lane, Crosland Hill Road, Blackmoorfoot Road (Sands House), Felks Stile Road - Linthwaite Linthwaite Church, Clough & Upper Clough - Blackmoorfoot

Timetable at  Metro       Timetables (.pdf format) at  Stotts Coach Travel

938 Monday to Saturday daytime

Marsden Marsden station Huddersfield line to Manchester, village centre, *, Meltham Road - Lingards Road - Slaithwaite Village centre - Linthwaite Hoyle House Fold, Clough, Upper Clough - Blackmoorfoot
* Visits High Lea, Clough Lea, Wood Top, Carrs Street, Gate Head, Netherley Drive on demand

Timetable at  Metro      Timetables (.pdf format) at  South Pennine Community Transport

Drive time to nearest A&E hospitals:

12 min Huddersfield Royal Infirmary
25 min Calderdale Royal Hospital, Halifax
31 min Royal Oldham Hospital
33 min Tameside Hospital, Ashton-under-Lyne
40 min Leeds General Infirmary
40 min Barnsley Hospital
            Dewsbury and District Hospital ~
42 min Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield
43 min Bradford Royal Infirmary
54 min Northern General Hospital, Sheffield

Random point in time survey (Blackmoorfoot: Fri Jan 22, 2016, 19.37). Times may considerably vary according to traffic, particularly at peak commuter hours, and trans-Pennine weather conditions. PLEASE ALWAYS CHECK CURRENT TRAFFIC CONDITIONS. See different results in eg. Almondbury, Bradley, Denby Dale, Honley, Holme, Holmfirth, Kirkburton, Marsden, Meltham, New Mill, Slaithwaite. Note: ~ While A&E exists at Dewsbury and District Hospital it is planned to be downgraded starting autumn 2016 to spring 2017 such that if you attend the A&E department at Dewsbury but you need to be admitted for specialist treatment then you will be transferred to Pinderfields. Live timing data for Dewsbury was not obtained on this occasion and its position in this chart is therefore estimated.

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