The Past

The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.

L. P. Hartley   1895-1972 

Sunday, 15 June 2008

Healey Dell 1 - Rochdale

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 !

Here below the river becomes a narrow torrent cascading over the rocks.

An old ruin - evidence of the busy commercial centre the valley was.

This tree has turned red - perhaps a fungus or poisoned by iron ore ?
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Hope in future to show some more pictures of the woods.

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