It passes even older landmarks. These iron workings near Bentley Grange date from medieval times. Unfortunately the two that are visible from the road are steadily being ploughed out. It's worth taking the Emley turn off to see the rest of them, some forty or fifty mounds of spoil from bell pits dotted at regular intervals over the hillside.
It's good to that Yorkshire still has plenty of sheep despite the Foot and Mouth outbreak, which we're now hoping has gone for good.
The road goes through woodland, now showing autumn colour, between Scisset and Denby Dale.
No list of Yorkshire villages would be complete without Denby Dale, the Pie Village. The pie, of mammoth proportions, is the centrepiece of an occasional festival. The proceeds have been used to provide the village with its Pie Hall.Since I wrote that description in my 1998 book Village Walks in West Yorkshire there has been another Pie Festival.