Thursday, 30 June 2016

Hallas Bridge


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.


6 comments:

  1. Love the second photo. Timeless almost, and great composition.

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  2. Beautiful...how lush and green everything looks! All that rain is good for something, right?

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  3. Nature does reclaim very quickly.

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  4. Such a pretty area, Jenny!

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  5. The first scene is pretty fabulous. It is good that the old abandoned mills have been converted into residences. That happens sometimes over here, but often the old mills just sit there, abandoned and decaying.

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