West Vale is situated directly east of Greetland and is primarily based around Rochdale Road, Saddleworth Road and Stainland Road. These roads form a triangle within West Vale.
West Vale is part of Greetland and is east of Greetland. The reason it isn't called East Vale is because West Vale used to belong to be part of Elland District Council who historically 'gave' the area to Greetland. The village contains an office for UK construction, infrastructure and facilities management company Carillion PLC. It is home to Heath RUFC and Greetland CC. West Vale also boasts many hairdressers and also, a park 'Clay House Park' with the West Vale Primary School nearby.
Clay House is also on the route of the Calderdale Way. This is a 50 mile circular walk around the hills and valleys of Calderdale. A detailed route description can be found at www.crewheartsupport.co.uk/calderdaleway.
West Vale now only has 2 pubs, The Queen and The Travellers Rest, a CO-OP supermarket having been built on the site of 'The Shears'. West Vale also houses the Stainland Road Medical Centre.