Holme


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Holme is a small rural village high above the Holme Valley 7 miles south south west of Huddersfield town centre (8.2 miles by road) and about 2.5 miles south west of Holmfirth.

The village principally consists of residential and farm buildings. The village pub is the main focal point of Holme and the village also has a small school.

The village is mostly within the Peak District National Park. The traditional millstone boundary stone closer to Holme Moss is well inside the actual national park boundary.

Holme has holiday cottages, including Holme Guide Cottage, which is run by Girlguiding's Huddersfield and District Guide Association.

Just beyond Holme on the A6024 Woodhead Road from Holmfirth is Lane, a tiny hamlet which has been provided with "Lane village" signs. It consists of a few houses, farm buildings and holiday cottages. This tiny outpost of Holme is less than half a mile and only about 7 minutes walk from the centre of Holme.

The A6024 road ascends from Lane on an initially winding route up to Holme Moss, where the road passes over the Pennine moorland at a height of 524m (1,719ft). The route has become an iconic hill climb in many big cycle races, including a King of the Mountain stage of The Tour de France in 2014 and a Côte de Holme Moss Sportive cycling event each year since then.

Near the top of Holme Moss is a radio transmitter station which was originally built to also transmit TV signals across the north of England.

There is a public car park alongside the A6024 at Holme Moss, which offers a viewpoint providing extensive views across the Holme Valley, Huddersfield area and beyond. At Holme Moss the road passes from the Kirklees district of West Yorkshire into Derbyshire. Before local government changes in 1984 it was the boundary of the West Riding of Yorkshire and Cheshire.

On each side of Holme, there are two attractive reservoir-filled valleys which converge at Holmbridge, where the River Holme begins.

Despite its diminutive size, Holme has its own band, The Holme Silver Band. The band traces its history back to the 1870s and its musicians appeared in six episodes of TV's longest-run comedy series, Last Of The Summer Wine, which was based in the Holme Valley throughout its 37 years. The band has a rehearsal room on the road to Holme in the neighbouring village of Holmbridge.

Around Holme

Holme village is mostly within the Peak District National Park.
A village shop is operated as The Fleece Pantry at The Fleece Inn pub, stocking and taking orders for bread, pies, cakes and farm shop produce.
The Fleece Inn is the village pub which serves cask ales and food.
The Fleece Pantry at the pub offers takeaway sandwiches, snacks and drinks together with family-sized pies and sweets to pre-order and take away.
The village school, Holme Junior & Infant School, is in Meal Hill Road.  Holme Junior & Infant School website
Holme has community-run public toilets with a donation fee at Woodhead Road opposite The Fleece public house.
Holmfirth is in the Holme Valley South ward of the metropolitan district of Kirklees.  Kirklees Council website

It is also in the civil parish run by Holme Valley Parish Council.  Holme Valley Parish Council website


Travel

Bus services

314

Huddersfield Bus station - Lockwood - Berry Brow Parkgate - Honley Bridge - Brockholes - New Mill - Wooldale New Mill Road - Holmfirth Bus station - Hinchliffe Mill Woodhead Road - Holmbridge - Holme

Timetable at  Metro     Service information at  First

351 Friday only, infrequent service

Holmfirth Bus station - Hinchliffe Mill - Holmbridge - Holme - Holme Moss - Torside Visitor centre - Glossop

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

Road travel

The A6024 links Holme to Holmfirth and towards Huddersfield. In the opposite direction the A6024 climbs to a height of a height of 524m (1,719ft) on the route over Holme Moss into Derbyshire. The road is sometimes closed by heavy snow in winter.



Drive time to nearest A&E hospitals:

30 min Huddersfield Royal Infirmary
32 min Tameside Hospital, Ashton-under-Lyne !
36 min Barnsley Hospital
36 min Royal Oldham Hospital !
44 min Calderdale Royal Hospital, Halifax
51 min Dewsbury and District Hospital ~
51 min Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield
52 min Northern General Hospital, Sheffield
63 min Leeds General Infirmary
68 min Bradford Royal Infirmary

Random point in time survey (Holme: Mon Jan 25, 2016, 08.28). 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, Holmfirth, Kirkburton, Marsden, Meltham, New Mill, Slaithwaite. Note: ~ While A&E exists at Dewsbury and District Hospital, it was subject to downgrading between 2016 and 2017 such that if you attend the A&E department at Dewsbury but need to be admitted for specialist treatment then you will be transferred to Pinderfields in Wakefield. ! These involve cross-Pennine transit (when roads not closed by snow) to hospitals outside the normal Yorkshire Ambulance Service response area.


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