SD8517 : Naden Valley

taken 9 years ago, 3 km from Cheesden, Rochdale, Great Britain

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Naden Valley
Naden Valley
Looking across the, currently dry, bed of Naden Higher Reservoir towards Rooley Moor.
Greenbooth and Naden :: SD8516
The Naden Valley contains four reservoirs (Greenbooth, Naden Lower, Naden Middle and Naden Higher) which were built to supply water to Rochdale. There is also a network of waymarked footpaths for walkers. The three Naden reservoirs date back to the nineteenth century whilst the largest, Greenbooth reservoir, was created in 1961 by flooding the village of Greenbooth.

Before the reservoirs were built, the valleys were once a thriving upland community. Greenbooth village, now submerged by the reservoir, had a woollen mill which provided jobs for the villagers. There was a coal pit nearby and farms in the valleys provided food for its inhabitants. Farming, in the form of sheep grazing, continues on the moorland.
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Date Taken
Friday, 19 March, 2010   (more nearby)
Friday, 19 March, 2010
Reservoir > Reservoir (dry)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 852 173 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:39.1408N 2:13.5053W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 850 172
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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