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GREAT HARWOOD

Norden Valley Recreation area

the old railway line

 

to the station

 

 

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.

playground

 

 

 

Swings, slide and climbing frame near the wall of St. Hubert's Mill off St. Hubert's Street.

 

ex-cutting

 

 

The cutting in which the railway ran was gradually filled in to make a vehicle free corridor along the south side of the town.

to the country

 

 

 

 

At the western end the pathway runs out over Tottleworth railway bridge into the countryside and on to Cut Lane, Rishton.

 

Map of parks

 

Places > Parks > Norden Valley

 

Sources

Great Harwood Gleanings, Louie Pollard, 1978, Lancs County Council. Pages 103 - 105

 

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