SD7522 : Enjoying the view of Ogden Reservoir Grane Valley

taken 11 years ago, near to Haslingden Grane, Lancashire, Great Britain

Enjoying the view of Ogden Reservoir Grane Valley
Enjoying the view of Ogden Reservoir Grane Valley
Surrounded by heather, whimberries and moorland grass, Tess enjoys the spectacular views of the Grane reservoirs.

The Grane valley is a somewhat remote wide valley to the west of the town of Haslingden. The valley floor is occupied by three large reservoirs ; Calf Hey, Ogden and Holden Wood, while the valley sides contain a mix of coniferous and broadleaved plantations and open pastures. Quarried crags and edges overlook the valley and border the surrounding high moorland. This was once a well populated valley with farmers, quarry workers and a number of mills. The entire valley was depopulated in association with the reservoir construction in a effort to reduce the risk of waterborne diseases. Today, the scattered abandoned farmsteads, ruined cottages and pastures and packhorse tracks are remnants of the pre-reservoir landscape. The Grane valley is gradually being discovered by visitors and is increasingly used for informal recreation with car parks and footpath links established.
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Saturday, 15 September, 2007   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 18 September, 2007
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 757 221 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:41.6919N 2:22.0969W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 757 220
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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