|From:||Denby Dale (SE219082)|
|Distance:||10.9 miles (17.5 km)|
|Meets:||A635, B6116, A637, M1, A6186, B6475, A638|
|Route outline (key)|
The A636 is a short drive in Yorkshire, mainly on rural roads before the run into Wakefield - there's not much of interest at all really, apart from the beginning.
Denby Dale – Wakefield
On your right, we pass Denby Dale Pie Hall. The village is the home to some of the largest pies ever made and this hall was constructed with the proceeds from the sale of the pie. Ten pies have been baked over the years and when the next one is announced, the village turns the event into a Pie Festival that attracts visitors, and pie eaters from all over the land. You can find many pages about this on the 'net: just Google for Denby Dale Pie.
We continue for a few miles on S2 but on a mix of 30 mph and 40 mph limit road until we arrive at a roundabout with the A637. We head straight on and then plunge downhill on arrow-straight NSL road for a mile and a bit.
There are a few sweeping turns then, shortly before we arrive at a roundabout, the old course of the road can be seen on the right near the large hotel. The roundabout is the M1's junction 39 and on the other side of it is 50 mph limit D2. A couple of roundabouts later, we slow down to 30 mph as we pass through the outer edge of Wakefield.
We appear to end at two points these days, the first is straight on and is a very tight roundabout on the A638, just outside the old retail parks. Our second option sees us diverted to the left to pass through a much more recent retail development, before coming to a halt at a set of lights, once again on the A638.