The Reelers Trail

The Reelers Trail forms part of the long distance ‘Witton Weavers Way’. The four sections of the walk are each named after an occupation in the cotton industry. A Reeler, also known as a Creeler, worked in the winding room of the cotton mill. A creel is a bobbin of thread used either for warp or weft. If used for warp it went on to the Beamer. If for the weft it went straight to the weaving sheds. A Reeler or Creeler winds thread onto the bobbins.

It was a very varied walk taking in sections of the towpath of the Leeds Liverpoool canal, farm tracks, woodland, and a section alongside reservoirs. Along the walk there were many sites of industrial and religious history.

The Leeds Liverpool canal at Feniscowles

The Leeds Liverpool canal at Feniscowles

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Optical Illusion

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 This scene created an optical illusion. Were we looking up or down

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Horses and riders at Roddlesworth Reservoir

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This walk completed our 32 mile circuit of the Witton Weavers Way.
Blackburn and Darwen Borough Council produce excellent leaflets for these walks.
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About crosbyman66

My aim is to create a photo diary of my walks and my travels. I have two main hobbies, walking and photography and these complement each other. I am a senior citizen, what used to be called an old age pensioner, but I don't feel old. Since retirement I have had more time to pursue my hobbies and the opportunity to travel more. My philosophy now is - Do what you can, while you can. My other interests are fine wines and keeping fit. These may not complement each other but keep me happy.
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One Response to The Reelers Trail

  1. wendy haycock says:

    The Settle walk looked a good one and the spring flowers at Dunham Massey are beautiful. Nice pictures from the Reelers Trail, David and I will do this one over the next few weeks.

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