Lower Cumberworth

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Lower Cumberworth is a rural village 7 miles south east of Huddersfield town centre and just under 1 mile north north west of Denby Dale.

The village is a small farming community, although there has been an increase in other housing in recent years. It has a pub, chapel and cricket field and used to have its own post office, although this is now closed.

Cumberworth Lane leads to Upper Cumberworth about a mile away to the west south west.

Around Lower Cumberworth

The Foresters Arms is in Shelley Woodhouse Lane at the junction with Cumberworth Lane.
Cumberworth United Cricket Club plays at its ground at Cumberworth Lane, Lower Cumberworth. The team is in the Huddersfield Drakes League and has junior teams ranging from under-9s to under-17s.  Cumberworth United CC web pages
Lower Cumberworth Methodist Church and Community Rooms are between Cumberworth Lane and Top Road. The church was built in 1851 as the Primitive Methodist Chapel and enlarged in 1877.  Lower Cumberworth Methodist Church web page
Cumberworth Community Association was formed in 1977 and serves Lower Cumberworth and the village of Upper Cumberworth a mile away.  Cumberworth Community Association social media page
Lower Cumberworth is in the Denby Dale ward of the metropolitan district of Kirklees.  Kirklees Council website

It is also in the Denby and Cumberworth ward of the civil parish run by Denby Dale Parish Council.  Denby Dale Parish Council website


Bus services

D2 Monday - Saturday daytime

Huddersfield - Aspley - Moldgreen - Dalton Wakefield Road - Waterloo - Fenay Bridge Penistone Road - Kirkburton Penistone Road - Shelley Penistone Road - Shepley Abbey Road South, Marsh Lane - Upper Cumberworth - Lower Cumberworth - Denby Dale Village centre and station Penistone line

Timetable at  Metro      Timetables and information at  Team Pennine

Holmfirth Explorer X1    Daily (until mid-evening Mon-Sat, late afternoon on Sunday)

Holmfirth - Wooldale New Mill Road - New Mill - Shepley Marsh Lane, Lane Head Lane - Upper Cumberworth -
Denby Dale station Penistone Line - Denby Dale - Lower Cumberworth - Skelmanthorpe - Scissett - Clayton West Chapel Hill, Church Lane, High Street, The Green* , Scott Hill, Long Lane - Calder Grove - Wakefield

No services via Kitchenroyd - see D1
Schooltime journeys additionally visit Shelley College and/or Scissett Middle School.
*High Street and The Green at Clayton West served from mid-morning to mid-afternoon only.
Timetable at  Metro      Timetables and information at  Team Pennine

99 Saturday only, three journeys (four between Skelmanthorpe and Denby Dale)

Barnsley Interchange - Wilthorpe - Darton - Kexborough - High Hoyland - Clayton West - Scissett - Skelmanthorpe - Lower Cumberworth - Upper Cumberworth - Denby Dale Station Penistone line - Denby Dale - Scissett - Clayton West - High Hoyland - Kexborough - Darton - Wilthorpe - Barnsley Interchange

Timetable (from July 16, 2022) at  Travel South Yorkshire.     Timetables at  South Pennine Community Transport

Drive time to nearest A&E hospitals:

18 min Barnsley Hospital
27 min Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield
30 min Huddersfield Royal Infirmary
30 min Dewsbury and District Hospital ~
35 min Leeds General Infirmary
37 min Northern General Hospital, Sheffield
47 min Tameside Hospital, Ashton-under-Lyne
49 min Calderdale Royal Hospital, Halifax
52 min Royal Oldham Hospital
62 min Bradford Royal Infirmary

Random point in time survey (Lower Cumberworth: Thu Mar 24, 2016, 15.59). 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, 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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