Wooldale



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Wooldale is a village about 5 miles south of Huddersfield (6 miles by road) and about one mile north east of Holmfirth.

Wooldale occupies a hilltop position on the eastern side of the Holme Valley on an old route between Holmfirth and New Mill, the centre of the village being bypassed by the present A635 New Mill Road.

While Wooldale is an old village and the centre of one of the old 'townships' of the Holme Valley, it has expanded with much new development around its edges since the latter part of the 20th century.

Quakerism came to Wooldale in the 1650s. The Grade II listed meeting house at Pell Lane in the village originally dates from the late 17th century and was repaired and enlarged to its present size in 1783.

Around Wooldale

Wooldale is the headquarters of the Wooldale Co-operative Society, a small member-owned retail co-operative society founded in 1886 which runs the village store in Wooldale Road, Wooldale and also village stores in nearby Thongsbridge and New Mill.
Wooldale Arms is in Wooldale Road.
Wooldale Community Association runs the Wooldale Community Centre in a former school building at Robert Lane, which offers a venue for a host of activities, including dancing classes, pilates, yoga, cheerleading and drawing classes and fundraising fairs.  Wooldale Community Association website
Wooldale Wanderers play in the Huddersfield District Football League.
For Wooldale Junior School and other local primary schools, see New Mill. For Holmfirth High School see Thongsbridge.

Wooldale Methodist Church is in Wooldale Road.  Wooldale Methodist Church web page

Wooldale Quaker Meeting House is in Pell Lane.  Wooldale Quaker Meeting website

Wooldale Methodist Free Church, a grade II listed building dating from 1868, is in Robert Lane.

Wooldale 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

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

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

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

via New Mill Road:

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

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

353 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 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

Holmfirth Explorer X1    Daily (until mid-evening Mon-Sat, late afternoon on Sunday)
(Previously 435, 436, 437)

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

X1 replaces routes 435, 436 and 437 from September 5, 2021
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

H7 Infrequent Monday-Friday service - see timetable

Holmfirth Bus station - New Mill - Jackson Bridge - Hepworth - Scholes Moor - Hade Edge - Dunford Road - Holmfirth

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

Road travel

The village, which has many narrow roads, is reached from Holmfirth or New Mill off the A635 New Mill Road which skirts around the edge of Wooldale and divides it from the neighbouring village of Thongsbridge.


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Other places near Wooldale: Hepworth Jackson Bridge New Mill Scholes Thongsbridge





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