Travelling around Heckmondwike
Nestled in the heart of West Yorkshire – not far from Leeds – Heckmondwike is a town in the Metropolitan Borough of Kirklees that sits right on the edge of the Pennine Hills.
Heckmondwike is easily accessible by road, and Arriva buses run services in and around the area, with routes to and from Leeds, Huddersfield, Wakefield and Bradford, as well as smaller neighbouring towns such as Dewsbury and Ossett.
Heckmondwike was recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 but remained a tiny village until the early 19th century when the town became known for blanket manufacturing and carpet weaving. Blanket Hall served as a reminder of Heckmondwike’s textile industry heritage until the building was demolished in 2008. The town’s influence within the carpet manufacturing industry remains to this day, as Heckmondwike Carpets is the UK’s leading specialist in commercial carpets, and its products are found in schools, offices and shops nationwide.