Thursday, 17th May 2018

Walk: Lumsdale Valley
Start Point: Opposite Highfields School Grid Reference: SK 312 611
Distance: 1 miles    
Time: 1 hour
Weather: Sunny
Comments: The river cascades down through a route of manmade mill wheels and small natural waterfalls beside a warren of buildings and tunnels used to power the mill using nature's natural resources.

Stepping stones across Bentley Brook, formerly called 'Lums' . . .

which reaches the Middle Pond, part of the 1880s development

The Lower Pond was the site of a quarry until the 1850s
when it was converted into a reservoir contained by a large dam

from where water flows . . .

from the dam wall

and down the rocky valley

One of a number of ruins in the valley

Single-stone bleaching vat

Chimney, whose flues vented upper mills

Further down the valley

1770s corn & mineral Grinding Mill

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