Denby Dale

As well as a village with a thriving high street with a rich collection of retail outlets, Denby Dale is also a civil parish in the metropolitan borough of Kirklees.

Denby Dale was named ‘Pie Village’ after the huge pies made to celebrate special events. A tradition first started in 1788 to celebrate the recovery of King George III from his mental illness.  The giant pie dishes can be seen outside the Denby Dale Pie Hall and the school.

The river that runs though the pretty village is called the River Dearne and there is a striking stone-built viaduct which spans the Dearne Valley which provides the home for Denby Dale railway station.

You can also find Springfield Mills in Denby Dale, tucked behind the high street, with its own car park.  You will find a collection of independent shops, including cafes, studios and even a soft play centre to entertain the children.

Gilthwaites First School is located at one end of the village providing education from reception to year 5.

Denby Church of England Voluntary Aided First School is a voluntary aided primary school associated with the Church of England and situated in Upper Denby. The school has two classes, infants and juniors, with the infants running through years reception to year 2 and the juniors running through the years 3 to 5.

The civil parish of Denby Dale covers the villages of Denby Dale, Lower Denby, Upper Denby, Upper Cumberworth, Lower Cumberworth, Skelmanthorpe, Emley, Emley Moor.

Upcoming Events in Denby Dale

Friday 14th May
10:00 am

Various Venues, Huddersfield

Parent Sanctuary leads wellbeing walks for parents. We visit different places weekly across Kirklees. Not all our walks are pram-friendly, but, we do have a supply of baby carriers and ...

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Friday 21st May
10:00 am

Various Venues, Huddersfield

Parent Sanctuary leads wellbeing walks for parents. We visit different places weekly across Kirklees. Not all our walks are pram-friendly, but, we do have a supply of baby carriers and ...

Read More about Nature Walks for Wellbeing – parents, babies and children

Friday 28th May
10:00 am

Various Venues, Huddersfield

Parent Sanctuary leads wellbeing walks for parents. We visit different places weekly across Kirklees. Not all our walks are pram-friendly, but, we do have a supply of baby carriers and ...

Read More about Nature Walks for Wellbeing – parents, babies and children

Latest Denby Dale News

10 June 2021

This summer we were planning on celebrating #GardensofHD8 Do you think this is something you might like to get involved with? Over the last year or more, we have all ...

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10 June 2021

New Denby Dale Train Walks During lockdown Denby Dale Walkers are Welcome Group devised 10 new walk trails, all linked to Denby Dale station and a train ride. These new ...

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24 May 2021

What is Works Better? Works Better is an ‘into-work’ programme that helps people who want to get into work overcome the barriers that are stopping them. We recognise that a ...

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