Five reasons to visit Kirkburton

PUBLISHED: 00:00 31 March 2014 | UPDATED: 17:50 05 May 2016

All Hallows Church in Kirkburton  is considered to be one of the most complete examples of a 13th century church in West Yorkshire

All Hallows Church in Kirkburton is considered to be one of the most complete examples of a 13th century church in West Yorkshire

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Kirkburton has a long history and is noted in the Domesday Book

1. The splendid All Hallows Church is a Grade I listed building and is considered to be one of the most complete examples of a 13th century church in West Yorkshire. There is a small family history centre for visitors to view when tracing family graves and records and the churchyard is a designated wildlife sanctuary.

2. Dogley Nature Reserve is rich in wildlife. It is one of a number of reserves in the area; others include Denby Delf in Upper Denby and Healey Greave Meadow, Shelley.

3. Take one of the Kirkburton Parish Walks and get to know the area better. A series of 10 walks of between four and six miles showcase the area’s outstanding countryside. Details can be found at kirkburtonparishwalks.co.uk.

4. Burton Dean Park on the site of the former Carter Mill is an attractive area of open space managed by Kirklees Council with the help of the local community.

5. Take afternoon tea after a fine walk at nearby Bagden Hall which is set in 40 acres of picturesque parkland.

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