The Higgler Hike 


OS Grid Reference: SE192097

Time: About 2 hours


Grade: A few steeper slopes


Public Transport:By Bus: Services 83, 83A, 84 fromHuddersfield.

By Train: Shepley Station hourly fromHuddersfield.

Bus and Train Services are correct as of December 2011.

Please check at for timetables.


Parking:Lea Head Car park HD8 8EN off A629


Refreshments: Black Bull, Farmers Boy, Sovereign Inn, Cask and Spindle, Crossroads.




Accommodation:Self catering/B & B:




Shepley Higglers were tailors, with shops at the back of their houses, a team of 8-12 girls would

cut the cloth to match the orders collected during the day and stitch the suits. The newly opened

railway of 1850 meant that Shepley 'Higglers' could travel further in a day selling completed suits

to customers through extended finance schemes. This meant that a finished suit costing a few shillings would actually cost a few pounds at the end of the finance period


Follow the Higgler on his Hike:

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