Thursday, 30 June 2016
Goit Stock circular walk
At this point we have to turn and cross a wooden footbridge, Hallas Bridge, over the stream. Beyond this is a mill (below), which I think is called Bents Mill, that reminds us that the area has not always been so idyllic. At one time there were six water-powered cotton mills in the valley. Some are now demolished and others have been converted into accommodation, as have the workers' cottages. I'm sure that if the mill workers could have time-travelled they would be astonished to see the transformation from a busy industrial area to a very tranquil and stylish residential area.