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