Holmfirth



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Holmfirth is a small town full of character in the valley of the River Holme 5 miles south of Huddersfield (6.3 miles by road).

It is also the centre of a civil parish covering Holmfirth and several neighbouring villages and hamlets run by Holme Valley Parish Council within the Kirklees metropolitan district.

Holmfirth was the principal location of TV's longest-run comedy series Last Of The Summer Wine and tourists visiting the town still head for Sid's Cafe, Nora Batty's steps or take a scenic trip around some of the other famous locations.

Holmfirth was first famous for film-making much earlier than this. Back in the early 1900s, even before Hollywood, Bamforth & Co were behind pioneering film-making work, but later became better known for their saucy seaside postcards.

The town hosts a Film Festival in May and also a Holmfirth Arts Festival in June, featuring art, music, theatre and performance from local and national talent. Holmfirth Artweek in July revolves around a huge charity art exhibition. Holmfirth Food and Drink Festival is a two-day event which promises a jam-packed town at the end of September.
 Holmfirth Food and Drink Festival website

An annual charity Duck Race has also been a feature of the town for more than 35 years. Hundreds of plastic ducks are poured into the River Holme in the town for the race downstream to the Sands Recreation Ground.

Holmfirth has a Tourist Information Centre at the library at Huddersfield Road.

The edge of the Peak District National Park is in the south Pennine moorland just outside the town. There are plenty of attractive walks in the area, particularly around the Holme Valley's reservoirs. It was one of these, Bilberry Reservoir, which was responsible in 1852 for the most disastrous of several floods which have hit the town.

The tremendous scenery of the area continues to be placed under pressure with an increase in house-building, often providing homes for people who wish to commute to other towns and cities to work.


Around Holmfirth

A wide range of gift shops and boutiques complement Holmfirth's status as a bustling tourist town. There's also a wide range of local shopping and services including, hardware, bakery, groceries, antiques, clothing and estate agents.
A former car showroom with access from Huddersfield Road and Hollowgate is the location of Holmfirth's indoor market. Thursday is the regular market day. There are craft and food markets on Saturdays and Farmer's Markets usually on the third Sunday of the month.
Supermarkets are represented by a large Co-operative, Lidl and a Sainsbury's Local.
Pharmacies can be found in Huddersfield Road in the centre of Holmfirth and at the Elmwood Health Centre.
Holmfirth Post Office at Station Road is accessed from the Towngate car park. There is also a sub-post office at Holmfirth Garage in Huddersfield Road.
Banks and a building society can be found around Victoria Street and nearby in Huddersfield Road.
A variety of pubs and bars can be found around the town centre.
Places to eat around the town include pubs, restaurants, tea and coffee shops, some of these at famous TV locations, and an ice cream and coffee shop run by a local dairy.
Holmfirth Library and information centre is in Huddersfield Road in the town centre.
Built as a cinema more than a century ago and first named the Holme Valley Theatre, The Picturedrome, at Market Walk, now offers an exciting live music venue. Holmfirth Civic Hall at Huddersfield Road offers a popular venue for shows, choral concerts and exhibitions.

Holmfirth Pool and Fitness Centre, which is run by Kirklees Active Leisure, is off Huddersfield Road near to Sands Recreation Ground.
Holy Trinity Church is at Towngate in the centre of Holmfirth.  Holy Trinity Church website

Holmfirth Methodist Church is in School Street, Holmfirth.
 Huddersfield Methodist Circuit web page  Holmfirth Methodist Church website

Victoria Park on the hillside behind the council offices and library in Huddersfield Road offers views across the town.
Holmfirth has public conveniences at Towngate, near to the bus station.
The River Holme flows through Holmfirth, where it is joined by the River Ribble.
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

Holmfirth bus station Towngate

Services to and from Huddersfield:

308

Huddersfield Bus station - Primrose Hill Cross Lane* - Newsome - Berry Brow Waingate and Parkgate - Hangingstone Road* - Honley Bridge - Honley village centre, Bradshaw Road

- Oldfield - Netherthong - Holme Valley Memorial Hosp. - Thongsbridge - Holmfirth Bus sta.

Monday to Friday daytime: Alternate service to Honley or Holmfirth. *Honley services via Newsome Road and Woodhead Road. Holmfirth services via Cross Lane at Primrose Hill and Hangingstone Road at Berry Brow, except two early morning services via Newsome Road, NOT Cross Lane.
Monday to Friday evening: Services to Honley only via Cross Lane at Primrose Hill and Hangingstone Road at Berry Brow.
Saturday daytime: All services to Holmfirth via Cross Lane at Primrose Hill and Hangingstone Road at Berry Brow, except two early morning services via Newsome Road, not Cross Lane.
Saturday evening: Services to Honley only via Cross Lane at Primrose Hill and Hangingstone Road at Berry Brow.
Sunday services: Services to Honley only via Cross Lane at Primrose Hill but NOT via Hangingstone Road at Berry Brow.


Timetable at  Metro     Service information at  First

310

Huddersfield Bus station - Lockwood - Berry Brow Parkgate - Honley Bridge - Woodhead Road - Holmfirth Bus station - Scholes - Jackson Bridge - Hepworth

Timetable at  Metro     Service information at  First

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

316

Huddersfield Bus station - Lockwood - Berry Brow Parkgate - Honley Bridge - Brockholes - New Mill & Royds Avenue - Wooldale Kirkroyds Lane, Robert Lane, New Mill Road - Holmfirth Bus station - Parkhead

Timetable at  Metro     Service information at  First

Services to other destinations:

25A Monday to Friday, one journey each day

Holmfirth - Hade Edge - Dunford Bridge - Crow Edge - Millhouse Green - Thurlstone - Penistone

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

25B Saturdays only, infrequent service (previously 257)

Holmfirth Bus station - Hade Edge - Crow Edge - Flouch - Langsett - Stocksbridge Fox Valley Retail Park

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

29 Monday to Saturday

Holmfirth - Hade Edge - Dunford Bridge - Crow Edge - Penistone - Thurgoland - Wortley - Howbrook - High Green - Chapeltown - Ecclesfield - Northern General Hospital - Sheffield

Timetable (.xlsx format) at  TM Travel

309 Monday to Saturday, one journey each way

Honley Station Penistone Line, Honley Bridge, Westgate (village centre), Moor Bottom, Roundway, Stony Lane, Springfield Avenue, Long Lane, Oldfield Road, Upper Hagg Road - Deanhouse Dean Brook Road - Netherthong Dean Avenue, Denham Drive, West End, Town Gate, New Road - Holmfirth Bus station

Hail and ride service on some sections of route.
Timetable at  Metro      Timetables (.pdf format) at  South Pennine Community Transport

335 Monday to Saturday daytime

Wilberlee* - Slaithwaite - Holt Head - Meltham - Wilshaw - Netherthong - Holmfirth Bus station

* Only one weekday early morning journey starts at Wilberlee.
Timetable at  Metro      Timetables (.pdf format) at  Stotts Coach Travel

348 Saturdays

Holmfirth Bus station - Parkhead, Ford Inn - Meltham - Holt Head - Slaithwaite - Wilberlee - Pole Moor - Sowood - Stainland - Holywell Green - West Vale - Halifax

New Saturday only service from September 5, 2020. Three journeys from Halifax. Two journeys from Holmfirth.

Timetables (.pdf format) at  South Pennine Community Transport

350 Thursday and Saturday daytime

Holmfirth Bus station - Wooldale New Mill Road - New Mill - The Sovereign crossroads - Upper Cumberworth - Denby Dale - Lower Denby - Upper Denby - Ingbirchworth - Penistone

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

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

352 Saturday only, infrequent service

Holmfirth Bus station - Parkhead - Greenfield Road, The Huntsman - Greenfield - Uppermill

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

353 Monday and Wednesday daytime only, infrequent service

Holmfirth Bus station - Wooldale New Mill Road - New Mill - Shepley Library* - Shepley The Sovereign crossroads - Upper Cumberworth - Lower Denby - Cawthorne - Barugh Green - Barnsley
* One timetabled journey each way via Shepley library

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

357 Tuesday only, infrequent service

Holmfirth Bus station - Parkhead - Greenfield Road, The Huntsman - Greenfield - Mossley - Ashton-under-Lyne

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


435 Daily (until early evening only)

Holmfirth - Wooldale New Mill Road - New Mill - Shepley Marsh Lane, Lane Head Lane - Upper Cumberworth - Denby Dale - Lower Cumberworth - Skelmanthorpe - Scissett - Clayton West Wakefield Road - Calder Grove - Wakefield

Schooltime journeys divert via Shelley College and/or Scissett Middle School.
Timetable at  Metro

436 Monday - Saturday daytime

Holmfirth - Wooldale New Mill Road - New Mill - Shepley Marsh Lane, Lane Head Lane - Upper Cumberworth - Denby Dale Station Penistone line and village centre - Kitchenroyd - Scissett - Clayton West Chapel Hill, Church Lane, Scott Hill, Long Lane - Calder Grove - Wakefield

Timetable at  Metro

437Monday - Friday daytime

Holmfirth - Wooldale New Mill Road - New Mill - Shepley Marsh Lane, Lane Head Lane - Upper Cumberworth - Denby Dale Station Penistone line and village centre - Lower Cumberworth - Skelmanthorpe - Scissett - Clayton West Chapel Hill, Church Lane, Scott Hill, Long Lane* - Calder Grove - Wakefield

Schooltime journeys divert via Shelley College.
Timetable at  Metro

Holme Valley local services:

H1 Monday - Saturday daytime

Holmfirth Bus station - Cinderhills - Scholes - New Mill at Royds Avenue - Wooldale Kirkroyds Lane, Lower Town End Road, Town End Road - Station Road - Holmfirth Bus station

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

H2 Monday - Saturday daytime

Holmfirth Bus station - Cinderhills - Cliffe - Wooldale Cliff Road, Town End Road, Lower Town End Road, Kirkroyds Lane- New Mill at Royds Avenue - Scholes - Cinderhills - Holmfirth Bus station

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

H3 Monday to Saturday daytime

Holmfirth Bus station - Cooper Lane, Binns Lane, Five Lane Ends - Upperthong Upperthong Lane, Town Gate, Broad Lane, Ash Grove Road, Greenfield Road - Holmfirth Bus station

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

H5 Monday to Saturday daytime

Holmfirth Bus station - Greenfield Road - Burnlee Burnlee Road - Woodside View, Shawfield Avenue, Shaw Lane -
Hinchliffe Mill -
Woodhead Road, Co-op Lane, Dobb Lane, Dobb Top Road
Woodhead Road, Fairfields Road
Holmbridge Smithy Lane, Woodhead Road, Broadfield Park, Field End Lane, Holmclose

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

H6 Monday - Saturday daytime

Holmfirth Bus station - Wooldale Town End Road, Lower Town End Road, Pell Lane, Wooldale Road, Little Lane, Robert Lane - Thongsbridge Springwood Road, Woodlands Avenue, Luke Lane - Brockholes Oakes Avenue, Oakes Lane, New Mill Road - Thongsbridge Luke Lane, Miry Lane, Huddersfield Road - Holme Valley Memorial Hospital - Holmfirth Bus station

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

H7 Infrequent Monday-Friday service - see timetable

Holmfirth Bus station - New Mill - Jackson Bridge - Hepworth

Journeys Hepworth to Holmfirth generally via reverse of above, but one journey completes a circular route:
Hepworth - Scholes Moor - Hade Edge - Dunford Road - Holmfirth Bus station


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


Drive time to nearest A&E hospitals:

26 min Huddersfield Royal Infirmary
28 min Barnsley Hospital
32 min Tameside Hospital, Ashton-under-Lyne
34 min Royal Oldham Hospital
38 min Northern General Hospital, Sheffield
41 min Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield
42 min Dewsbury and District Hospital ~
43 min Calderdale Royal Hospital, Halifax
48 min Leeds General Infirmary
61 min Bradford Royal Infirmary

Random point in time survey (Holmfirth: Mon Jan 22, 2016, 18.12). 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, 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.



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