Heading west on the B6106 Bents Road
The B6106 is a useful route in south-west Yorkshire, the second part cutting off a corner for traffic travelling from Flouch Inn (A616 / A628) roundabout) to Holmfirth.
The road starts on the A628 at Millhouse Green, just outside Thurlstone. Leaving the village along Lee Lane, it doesn't take long before we reach a crossroads with the A616. From here, we could turn right to go to Holmfirth, but the B6106 provides a quiet, scenic route to the town.
Once over the crossroads, the road is fairly fast, until a we pass a forest on the right hand side, and make a sharp right turn at a side junction for Dunford Bridge. We start to climb here, reaching a summit of 369 metres as we cross between the metropolitan boroughs of Barnsley and Kirklees at the crossroads with Law Common Road. Once into the latter, we gain a beautiful view of Holmfirth in the background, with Strines Reservoir, which we pass on our right as the road twists and turns back down the hill, in the nearer view. The road flattens out momentarily as we drive through Hade Edge village, and steepens again as we make the final descent down into Holmfirth. There are several signs warning lorry drivers to check their brakes – a lot of the lorries are heading for Longley Farm dairy (famous for its yoghurt), which we pass to our left.
As we enter the outskirts of Holmfirth, the road narrows, with cottages and walls lining both sides of the road. Careful driving is required along here: parked cars take up a good width of the road, and it is quite tight for two cars to pass, and getting for difficult to pass a lorry! At the bottom of the hill, we reach the end of the road, a narrow T-junction with the A635 right in the middle of Holmfirth town.