Things to see & do

Make the most of your day

This section of the page features an image gallery, so if you're using a screen reader you may wish to jump to the main content.

Railway Walk

It's hard to imagine that this peaceful valley once had a railway, built to transport workers from their temporary homes at 'Dawson City' up to the reservoirs at Gorple, Widdop and Walshaw Dean.


Pack up a picnic and stay for the day

Make the most of the summer and enjoy a walk through the woods, a picnic, or even a paddle. There are no bins on site though, so keep your picnic packaging to a minimum - you'll have to take it home!

Don't miss

  • Crossing the river on the stepping stones
  • Learning about the past on a tour of Gibson Mill
  • Stopping off for lunch or a snack at the Weaving Shed Cafe
  • Finding out about renewable energy at Gibson Mill