Norden Valley Recreation area
the old railway line
The railway reached Great Harwood, a little late, in 1877 and the last scheduled train left in November 1957. Freight and excursion trains continued to use the line but eventually, during the 1960s, the track was ripped up .
At the eastern end of the recreation area is a new industrial park where the yards and station used to be and beyond that the line has become a nature trail.
Swings, slide and climbing frame near the wall of St. Hubert's Mill off St. Hubert's Street.
The cutting in which the railway ran was gradually filled in to make a vehicle free corridor along the south side of the town.
At the western end the pathway runs out over Tottleworth railway bridge into the countryside and on to Cut Lane, Rishton.
Great Harwood Gleanings, Louie Pollard, 1978, Lancs County Council. Pages 103 - 105
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