The Denby Dale Round Walk is based on an original idea by Eddie Shaw, former Chairman of Denby Dale Parish Council, and on collaboration between the Parish Council and the Denby Dale Parish Environment Trust to celebrate the many environmental initiatives across the parish. The 11 mile walk encompasses
much of the Denby Dale district and visits many of the projects. The walk begins at Denby Dale Station which is on the Penistone Line linking the West Yorkshitre town of Huddersfield with the City of Sheffield in South Yorkshire. The station serves both rail and bus services making the walk accessible to all. From the station the trail heads in a clockwise direction, firstly through the village of Denby Dale and then north via Thorp Dike to reach Skelmanthorpe. The walk continues north through the village and over the Kirklees Light Railway to Blacker Park, past Blacker Farm, over Nineclogs Dike and through Emley Park to reach Emley village. The walk then turns to east and then south across countryside to reach the villages of Clayton West and Scissett respectively. Heading west past Bagden Hall and through Bagden Park the walk then reaches Stubbin Common. Next the south side of Denby Dale is walked through before the trail turns south across country and passing under the Penistone Line to reach Upper Denby. Next come Denby Delf, Square Wood Reservoir and a crossing of the infant River Derne to reach pper Cumberworth before the trail heads east across Bromleys back to Denby Dale Station.