The start of the A629 Elland Bypass at Ainley Top in 2003
Original Ainley Top ADS
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 the left (southbound traffic only). There is no slip road coming down the hill, but there is a footway from the bus layby down to Huddersfield Road. The Bypass road is called Calderdale Way, slightly confusing as this is also the name of a footpath route around the upper Calder valley. The photo is taken from a quarried area known as 'The Rough'.
The delights that await those who dare to descend the A629 Elland Bypass...