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GREAT HARWOOD

Open spaces / Memorial Park / Garden of Remembrance / Sports Field - Church Lane - Allsprings Drive - Brantfell Road / Bottom Rec. / Lowerfold Park
Churchfield / Top Rec. / Lyndon Avenue Playground / Norden Valley Recreation Area / Garden Street / Greenhill Playground / Bank Mill

Norden Valley Recreation Area

the old railway line

 

From the 'bridge' St Huberts St to where Great Harwood Station used to be.

 

 

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 and the cutting filled in.

 

At the northern 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 to the south of St Huberts St, Great Harwood

 

 

 

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

 

ex-cuting from Meadow St to The Butcher, sometimes called The Victoria Hotel, Great Harwood.

 

 

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

From St John's St, Great Harwood, the path goes out over Tottleworth Bridge to Rishton.

 

 

 

 

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

 

Map of parks

 

Open spaces / Memorial Park / Garden of Remembrance / Sports Field - Church Lane - Allsprings Drive - Brantfell Road / Bottom Rec. / Lowerfold Park
Churchfield / Top Rec. / Lyndon Avenue Playground / Norden Valley Recreation Area / Garden Street / Greenhill Playground / Bank Mill

 

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Sources

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

Last updated 17th April 2020 by ifinwig
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