This Sunday morning we all had a very pleasant walk around Healey Dell which is a disused 1800's railway line that is now a nature trail.
The Dell can be found on the outskirts of Rochdale - the word Dell means a small valley usually of trees and is of Old English origin.
The River Spodden winds its way through the valley - a valley that was once a very busy place - not only the railway but mills and various enterprises !
This tree has turned red - perhaps a fungus or poisoned by iron ore ?
For further information look at http://www.healeydell.org.uk
Hope in future to show some more pictures of the woods.