Beaumont's Bolt

The first Baron of Whitley Beaumont was one Richard Beaumont, knighted by James I / VI, in 1609 and made Baronet in 1628. He earned the nickname Black Dick of the North from King James, quite why we don't know. There are references to Sir Richard being a highwayman. All that is left now of Whitley Beaumont is the summer house, a small structure locally known as Black Dicks Tower, d’ivvels tower or the Temple but was however built some time after his death. Black Dick is rumoured to walk the grounds with his head under his arm every year on 5 July.


Time: About 3 hours

Grade: A few steeper slopes-could be muddy

OS Maps: Landranger 110 / Explorer 288

Public Transport: regular bus services from Huddersfield to Grange Moor. See   for details.

Parking: parking off B6118, Lilley Lane, on Briestfield Road, WF4 4DU.

To follow Sir Richard Beaumont on his Bolt:

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