Denby Dale

Denby Dale is a pleasant village in the Kirklees area of West Yorkshire. It is situated on the River Dearne in attractive countryside to the south-east of Huddersfield.

Denby Dale is world famous as the 'Pie Village', a name alluding to the tradition of baking of gigantic meat pies to celebrate important occasions. This tradition began in 1788 to celebrate the recovery of King George III from his mental illness. To date there have been nine pie festivals. At the most recent festival, held in 2000 to celebrate the Millennium, a pie was produced which weighed 12 tonnes.

Visible from most of the village is the TV mast at Emley. At a height of 330 metres, Emley Mast is the tallest self-supporting structure in Britain. Another striking landmark is the long railway viaduct of the Penistone Line that spans the Dearne valley at Denby Dale.

OS grid reference SE 225 085

Useful and informative links

Denby Dale official tourist guide
Denby Dale photographs from Geograph
Wikipedia article on Denby Dale

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