Sunday, 1 April 2012

Haslingden Grane

 

A part of the West Pennine Moors that is not that familiar to us but a great place to explore running or walking.   Lovely sunshine with some cloud but certainly cooler than earlier in the week.  We didn’t venture far, but definitely a place to go back to. 

Haslingden Grane is the glaciated upper portion of the valley of the River Odgen, lying to the west of Haslingden. It contains three reservoirs Calf Hey, Ogden and Holden Wood.  Before the construction of the reservoirs in the 19th century, the settlement of Haslingden Grane had a population of 1,300 and was the centre of an illegal whisky distilling industry.  Evidence of the more mainstream industry of stone quarrying is more easily visible, with the ruins below Musbury Heights providing a focal point from quite a distance.

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Path up to the quarry

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Quarry ruins

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Ogden Reservoir from the quarry ruins

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Climbing up to Musbury Heights

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Calf Hey Reservoir

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Ogden Reservoir

Great day to be out and about in the West Pennine Moors.

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