Hundreds of people made their way to Castle Hill to have the highest Bonfire Night experience in Huddersfield.

Revellers as well as photographers found the perfect vantage point to take in what was happening across the town and beyond.

A number of groups held their own private bonfire or fireworks parties and at one point the fire service turned up to monitor the situation.

As well as people letting off fireworks, keen photographers took up spots to capture some stunning shots.

One of them Charlotte Graham, 51, of Fenay Bridge, said the narrow roads up to the hill summit were packed with cars which meant getting up and down was tricky.

 

She said: “I got there at 6.30pm and there were already about 50 people there. Through the course of the evening that swelled to around 500.

“I went up Castle Hill because it gives you a very different perspective on the town. I wasn’t expecting to see as many people up there setting off fireworks.

“I was looking for something with Huddersfield in and Castle Hill gives you a nice view across the town.”

However, the morning after the night before brought complaints about the mess left behind.

As the sun rose over Victoria Tower fields could be seen strewn with burned out fireworks, food waste, cans, bottles and other rubbish.

A jogger, who asked not to be named, described the “masses” of rubbish left behind.

 

He said: “Revellers have thoughtlessly left behind masses of cardboard boxes, bottles, cans, spent fireworks and rockets, barbecue trays, carrier bags, food wrappers and goodness knows what besides.

“There’s a whole wagon load of discarded rubbish that turned a beauty spot into an absolute eyesore.”

The man questioned why the revellers couldn’t have taken their rubbish home with them, branding them “mindless litter louts.”