Section 4 - Birds Edge to Holmbridge

Section 4 of The Trans-Pennine 100 leaves Birds Edge to head east towards Gate Foot, New Mill and Wooldale.

A very pleasant section takes us through Cinder Hills and across the River Ribble.

After a short minor road section the route descends to the village hall in Holmbridge.


  • New Mill, West Yorkshire, is a small, semi-rural village near the town of Holmfirth. The center of the village is now on the crossroads of the Huddersfield - Sheffield A616 and Barnsley - Manchester A635 roads. There were textile mills in the village such as Moorhouse & Brookes, on Greenhill Bank Road, and Bower and Roebuck, nestling in the valley just off the A616 Sheffield Road. With the decline in traditional heavy woollen industries both these mills have now closed.

  • The River Ribble near Holmfirth (Not to be confused with the River Ribble in North Yorkshire and Lancashire).The River Ribble is a minor river running through the town of Holmfirth in Kirklees.

  • Holmbridge is a small village on the A6024 to the southwest of Holmfirth. In the 1950s, it was a site in the Survey of English Dialects. On 6 July 2014, Stage 2 of the 2014 Tour de France from York to Sheffield, passed through the village. The village has one pub, the Bridge Tavern, one church, the Parish Church of St David, and a Village Hall.

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