Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Up hill and down dale


Walking through Trench Woods at the bottom of Shipley Glen, there is a very different view depending on whether you look up... to the rocky millstone grit outcrops and twisted trees on the hillside - 

or down... to the stream known as Load Pit Beck. This is (I believe) named after the Late Bronze Age lode pits or 'bloomeries' found in the area, where axe heads were cast. There is a small mill dam, built in 1911 to supply clean water for the Salts Mill dye works. Then the stream flows out and forms this attractive little pool and waterfall, a popular spot for local families to picnic and children to paddle. Look carefully and you might be able to spot a Golden Retriever wading into the pool.



5 comments:

  1. A wonderful place to be outdoors in!

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  2. I can't find the dog! Love the scene though.

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  3. Both lovely scenes but the stream is beautifully composed.

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  4. So beautiful! I love the thought of the ancient bloomeries.

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  5. A pretty place, whether looking up or down.

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