SD7422 : Haslingden Grane

taken 7 years ago, near to Haslingden Grane, Lancashire, Great Britain

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Haslingden Grane
Haslingden Grane
Haslingden Grane is the glaciated upper portion of the valley of the River Ogden, in the north east of the West Pennine Moors, close to the town of Haslingden. It contains three reservoirs, Holden Wood Reservoir (built 1842), Calf Hey Reservoir (1860) and Ogden Reservoir (1912).

Around the middle of the nineteenth century, Haslingden Grane contained a thriving community but by the 1920s almost everyone had left Haslingden Grane. There had been a gradual decline in the opportunities for employment within the valley, and in addition the creation of the three reservoirs accelerated the process of depopulation. “Abandoned Communities ..... Haslingden Grane” (LinkExternal link ) gives a good account of the building of the reservoirs and the effect this had on the people of Grane Valley and the hamlet of Haslingden Grane.

Today, the reservoirs and the moorland scenery make for a popular place for walkers; there is a car park at Clough Head (SD 750231 LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link ) United Utilities) with an information centre and cafe and another car park at the end of Calf Hey Road (SD 754228).
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 25 July, 2012   (more nearby)
Saturday, 28 July, 2012
Geographical Context
Uplands  Paths  Moorland 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 7486 2258 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:41.9428N 2:22.9351W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 7484 2251
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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