Crossroads, Upper Cumberworth
|Population||1,122 (2001 Census)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||Yorkshire and the Humber|
Upper Cumberworth is a small village in West Yorkshire, England, within the civil parish of Denby Dale and the Diocese of Wakefield. It is between the villages of Denby Dale and Shepley, above the village of Lower Cumberworth. It occupies a rural location, surrounded by fields and woodland but close to Huddersfield, Barnsley, Wakefield and Sheffield by public transport or road.
The local woodlands are managed by the Upper Dearne Woodlands Conservation Group, who undertake tasks such as habitat conservation, access management, education and information. Many public footpaths run through the woodlands with information boards about plants and animals. The woodland runs into Birdsedge and contains more than 75 Hairy Northern Wood Ant (Formica lugubris) nests.
The annual Cumberworth Carnival is usually held within the grounds of the first school. The carnival includes a parade of floats, one of which carries the carnival king and queen for the year, who are usually pupils of the first school. Marquees host stalls selling cakes, plants and books, alongside tombolas and games. The carnival usually includes demonstrations from local groups such as the flyball and the dog agility group 'Springers', and the model helicopter group. For the 2007 carnival the evening event included a live band for the second year running and a barbecue.
The village has a pub, the Star Inn, and a small shop with a post office.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Upper Cumberworth.|
- "Cumberworth: The Village", Ckcricketheritage.org.uk, Pdf download required. Retrieved 7 January 2012