Things to see & do

Make the most of your day

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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.


The rusty coloured leaves of autumn form a carpet of colour under the trees

Choose one of our waymarked trails and head off into the woods. The colours are fantastic at this time of year and there's plenty of wildlife and fungi to spot.

Don't miss

  • Crunching through a carpet of leaves in the woods
  • 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