|Jim Read LRPS
The valley has been the site of a series of mills from the 16th century. The area is unobtrusively looked after by the Arkwright Society who keep the air of a forgotten treasure about the place.
Nearby is the quarry where the stone for the mills was cut, a paved road that the stone was carried on is still used today as is the quarry mans footpath to the quarry.
There were two millponds one now silted up and home to Birch trees, there are three waterfalls one down a dam and two natural ones. That people with limited tools should build in such a precarious place is a tribute to their tenacity and skill.