39) Castle Hill, Castle Hill Side, Almondbury, Huddersfield, HD4 6TA
Distance:
Castle Hill is not a large site - the path is not even a mile long, but does take you to the highest point for miles so is well worth your visiting it.
Terrain:
An accessible path has been created that allows you to circumnavigate the whole feature.
Some paths are narrow but wide enough for anyone using a wheelchair, power chair , Mountain Trike or other mobility equipment.
Facilities on site:
Sadly none. A cafe used to be here but it was demolished a number of years ago.
Good sized car park, no specific Blue Badge disabled parking area.
Castle Hill.
The history of human activity on the Castle Hill goes back over 4000 years. The site was developed as an iron age hill fort, surrounded by defensive ditches and ramparts. In the Middle Ages there was a castle on the hill, of which the well remains. The present tower was built to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee of 1897
No camping, barbeques or fires are allowed due to the damage that has been sustained to the ancient monument and vegetation. The use of kite buggies is discouraged due to the damage they can cause to the monument and in regards to safety for other visitors. Castle Hill has unpredictable winds for any kite flyer and they should not be used in high winds or thunderstorms.
Dogs are welcome.
Route:
from the car park head east to the carpark access point, follow the road down and right- pick up the accessible path leading right. This takes you around the perimeter of the Iron Age site, excellent distant views of Huddersfield and the surrounding area.
Just follow the path.
There is a section that means you have to avoid a steep hill but its negotiable.
No stiles or gates.
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