Denby Dale Village Trail
A scenic 5-mile walk around the village of Denby Dale. Allow 2 to 3 hours for a leisurely walk. Stout footwear is advisable.
The trail splits easily into two parts.
Denby Dale as we know it today is a typical product of the Industrial Revolution. Until well into the first quarter of the 19th century, the village was a small and comparatively isolated place known as Denby Dike. Only when the building of two Turnpike roads in 1825 connected Denby Dale to the outside world did it begin to grow.
Industrial development and new prosperity arrived when the railway came through the district in 1850. The new textile mills needed a readily available source of raw materials, coal for power, a good water supply, transport to move materials and products to and from the markets and a good local workforce.
Denby Dale was well placed to provide all of these and so the population of the village greatly increased.
For further information on this trail, see the leaflet below:
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