|Title||Footpath to The Rough, Elland. This footpath zigzags up the steep escarpment from Huddersfield Road to the quarried area at the top known as 'The Rough'. This was formerly a bare hillside, but thousands of trees have been planted.|
|Photo's author||Humphrey Bolton User stats Author's photos|
|Source||Wikimedia Commons image|
|Date||03 Sep 2006 00:00:00|
|Original size||480 x 640|
|Retrieved from source on||17 Mar 2012 07:24:09 (UTC)|
Footpath to The Rough, Elland. This footpath zigzags up the steep escarpment from Huddersfield Road to the quarried area at the top known as 'The Rough'. This was formerly a bare hillside, but thousan…
Footpath alongside the A629, Elland This existed before the Elland bypass was constructed, and was possibly diverted slightly, as it was given a tarmac surface.
Elland Edge Escarpment The sudden drop of the escarpment is located at the western limit of the Productive Coal measures in the Carboniferous series. The underlying Millstone Grit strata continues to …
Ruined mink shed, Upper Edge, Fixby, near Elland The sheds vary in condition, and this is one of the most ruined possibly due to attack by the pieces of artificial stone that are lying around.
Bridge under the Elland bypass Here the bypass road crosses over the old Huddersfield Road.
Gate, Tong Royd, Elland Here the track leaves the old brickworks site and enters the woodland.
Big trees, Tong Royd, Elland The name Tong Royd indicates an old clearance of woodland for agriculture, and most of the present trees are small and young. However there are some tall older trees that …
Old quarry, Tong Royd, Elland Sandstone is exposed, although the brickworks would need shale and clay. The latter was probably obtained from the old coal mine workings, and there was also a clay pit t…
Footpath off Dewsbury Road, Elland This path starts at Huddersfield Road near to the bridge under the bypass road and follows the latter before curving northwards, as shown in this view, to meet Dewsb…
Rock strata in The Rough, Elland. At the top of the path that zigzags up from Huddersfield Road two types of rock (in the Lower Coal Measures) can be seen. Over a massive seam of sandstone there is a …
Disused quarry in The Rough, Elland. A layer of stone can be seen outcropping high up in the steep slope around the quarry. At the top there is a plateau of pasture land.
Abandoned mink farm, Upper Edge, Fixby, near Elland The OS map shows it as a large building 120m square, but it is actually about 15 (I didn't count them) long steel-framed sheds.
Huddersfield Road, Elland. The A629 sweeps up the hillside from Elland to Ainley Top, where it burrows under the M62. The old Huddersfield Road passes under the Elland bypass and then joins it from th…
The lower reservoir, Tong Royd, Elland This reservoir and the one a little way up the valley were presumably part of the former brick works at the bend of Huddersfield Road.
The upper reservoir, Tong Royd, Elland Not only has the reservoir been drained, but it looks as if a ditch has been dug to take the stream flow past the bed of the former reservoir.
The dam of the upper reservoir, Tong Royd, Elland This reservoir has silted up and been drained, presumably by the removal of the outlet penstock.
Footpath at Tong Royd, Elland The lower end of this path is the width of a cart track, presumably to give access to the large area of recent tree plantation.
Site of coal mine, Tong Royd, Elland The mine is shown as Storth Colliery on the 1850 6 inch map, but by the 1930s it was called Fire Clay Brick Works (Disused). It seems, however, from the following …
Footpath 20, Elland From the old Elland boundary at the NE corner of the disused mink farm the path goes straight down the hillside, with a gradient of 1 in 3.
Path from new to old road, Elland Huddersfield Road only connects to the Elland Bypass in a southerly (uphill) direction, but a foot and cycle path has been provided in the other direction.
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