Marsden Marsden Marsden Marsden Tunnel End, Marsden Blakeley and Butterley Reservoirs Marsden is a large village near the head of the Colne Valley, just over 6 miles south-west of Huddersfield town centre (7.4 miles by road).

The village is surrounded by attractive moorland managed by the National Trust as the Marsden Moor Estate. The Peak District National Park begins about half-a-mile from the village centre.

Marsden is the starting point of many historic routes across and through the Pennines, including pack horse trails, roads, canal and railways.

The village has provided an attractive location for a number of TV series, including a principal location for the 1997 police series 'Wokenwell' and also scenes for 'Last Of The Summer Wine', 'Where The Heart Is' and 'Last Tango In Halifax', while Marsden Moor hosted the 'local shop' of the 1999-2002 comedy series 'The League Of Gentlemen'.
Imbolc fire festival Marsden Cuckoo Day Festival
Village events in Marsden include a fire festival to mark Imbolc (pictured) which is generally held on the first weekend in February on alternate years, the even-numbered ones. The festival was last held on Saturday February 1 in 2020. It was cancelled in 2022 and the next is not expectected until 2024.
More information can be found at  Marsden Imbolc Fire Festival social media page.

The legend of the Marsden Cuckoo is also celebrated with a festival day each April.
More information can be found at  Marsden Cuckoo Day Festival social media page.

Around Marsden

Co-op, Peel Street, Marsden The village has a Co-operative store and a large range of shops mostly centred around Peel Street.
Marsden post office is in Peel Street.
Marsden has a pharmacy in Peel Street.
The New Inn is in Manchester Road.
The Railway is in Station Road near the station.
The Riverhead Brewery Tap & Dining Rooms are at Peel Street.
The Shakespeare is in Peel Steet.

Marsden has a choice of cafes, pubs and restaurant dining.
Marsden has fish and chip and chinese takeaways and sandwich shops.
Marsden Mechanics Hall in Peel Street, with its distinctive clock tower, is the community hub of the village hosting all kinds of events, including gigs, fairs, meetings and festivals and regular meetings for tea dances, art classes, zumba, yoga, powerhooping, language and sewing. The hall is run by the charity Marsden Mechanics Hall Management Association.  Marsden Mechanics website

Marsden Community Association is a charity supporting community-led events. It was originally founded in 1980 to stop the demolition of Marsden Mechanics Hall and continue its community use.  Marsden Community Association website

Marsden History Group meets at the Marsden Mechanics Hall and has a website of historical information and photographs about the village.  Marsden History Group website

Marsden Parish Church Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society has been performing plays and musicals in the village since 1926.  Marsden Operatics social media page

Marsden Silver Prize Band has its bandroom at the Marsden Musical Institute in Marsden Lane.  Marsden Silver Prize Band website

Marsden Library is on the ground floor of the Marsden Mechanics Hall. Friends of Marsden Library are helping to keep the library open.  Friends of Marsden Library website
Marsden Football Club has open age, girls and boys football teams and is based at Fall Lane, Marsden.  Marsden Football Club website
Marsden Cricket Club, based at Hemplow, is a member of the Drakes Huddersfield League. It has two senior teams and runs junior teams from age 9 upwards.  Marsden Cricket Club web pages
Marsden Golf Club is at Mount Road, Hemplow, Marsden.  Marsden Golf Club website
Marsden Junior School is in Manchester Road, Marsden.  Marsden Junior School website

Marsden Infant & Nursery School is in Brougham Road, Marsden.  Marsden Infant & Nursery School website

Mellor Bridge and St Bartholemew's Church, Marsden St Bartholemew's Church is at Church Lane in Marsden. Historically Marsden was split between the parishes of Huddersfield and Almondbury, but because of the distance involved in reaching either of these a Chapel of Ease was created in the village in the mid 15th century, being replaced by a second chapel in 1758 and the present church across Church Lane from the original site in 1895.  St Bartholemew's website

Marsden United Church is a partnership between Methodist and United Reformed Churches. The church is opposite the end of Peel Street at the junction with Station Road and Warehouse Hill Road.  Huddersfield Methodist Circuit - Marsden United Church web page

Marsden is on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal which goes north-east from the village to Huddersfield and south-west through the Standedge Tunnel to Diggle. The Standedge Tunnel & Visitor Centre at Tunnel End tells the history of the canal.
Marsden is on the River Colne.
Marsden 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.


Marsden station Station Road

Trans-Pennine Express operate rail services to Slaithwaite and Huddersfield and stations along the Huddersfield Line to Manchester Piccadilly.

Huddersfield > Marsden ~ 8 min

 Northern - Marsden Station and departure information at Northern website.

Bus services

183 Withdrawn

Journeys to Marsden Hard End replaced by rerouted 184 in new Summer timetable.

Timetable at  Metro     Search for operator's information at  First

184 Every day until early evening ♣

184 Huddersfield-Oldham now operates via Mount Road, Marsden, in place of 183 Huddersfield Bus station - Longroyd Bridge - Thornton Lodge Manchester Road - Milnsbridge Manchester Road - Cowlersley Cowlersley Lane - Linthwaite Broad Oak - Linthwaite Church - Causeway Side - Hoyle House Fold - Manchester Road - Slaithwaite Manchester Road - Marsden Manchester Road - Fall Lane - Mount Road (including Hard End) - Uppermill - Oldham
♣ An evening return journey is operated by Nexus Move Mon-Sat between Oldham and Marsden only.

Diverted route and new Summer timetable from April 16, 2023.
Typical journey time: Huddersfield - Oldham 1hour 22min

Timetable at  Metro     Search for operator's information at  First

185 Every day until late

Huddersfield Bus station - Longroyd Bridge - Thornton Lodge Manchester Road - Milnsbridge Manchester Road - Cowlersley Manchester Road - Linthwaite Manchester Road - Slaithwaite Manchester Road - Marsden Village centre, Marsden station Huddersfield line to Manchester and Dirker

Minor retimings of weekday evening services from July 3, 2023
Typical journey time: Huddersfield - Marsden Dirker 37min

Timetable at  Metro     Search for operator's information at  First

186 Infrequent route variation

After leaving Marsden from Dirker terminus like 185, service diverts at Linthwaite via Causeway Side, Linthwaite Church, Broad Oak and Cowlersley like 181 to Huddersfield.

New timetable from April 16, 2023.

Timetable at  Metro     Search for operator's information at  First

936 Infrequent service, Monday to Friday.

Marsden Station - Hey Green - Marsden Station - Marsden Junior School
Marsden Infant School - Marsden Station - Hey Green - Marsden Station

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

937 Infrequent service. Monday to Friday: Marsden - Honley. Saturday: Marsden - Meltham Morrisons only

Marsden Dirker, Marsden station Huddersfield line to Manchester, village centre, Meltham Road - Holt Head - Meltham Morrisons*, village centre - Meltham Mills - Honley village centre, Honley Bridge

* Terminates at Meltham Morrisons on Saturdays
Timetable at  Metro      Timetables (.pdf format) at  South Pennine Community Transport

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

Road travel

Marsden is on the A62 Manchester Road which is signposted towards Oldham from the Huddersfield ring road.

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