HAWESWATER SUBMERGED VILLAGE    Haweswater is a reservoir to the far east of the Lake District where submerged villages lie just beneath the surface of the water. The valley was flooded in 1935 to supply Manchester with water and to this day when the water levels are low, what remains of the villages become visible once more.  This valley was home to the last remaining Golden Eagles in England. Unfortunately, sightings have become unbelievably rare adding to the general consensus that the lone male bird may have died. There is talk of reintroducing eagle chicks back into this landscape as well as a program of habitat restoration which is currently underway and has the possibility of attracting new birds to the valley.

HAWESWATER SUBMERGED VILLAGE

Haweswater is a reservoir to the far east of the Lake District where submerged villages lie just beneath the surface of the water. The valley was flooded in 1935 to supply Manchester with water and to this day when the water levels are low, what remains of the villages become visible once more.

This valley was home to the last remaining Golden Eagles in England. Unfortunately, sightings have become unbelievably rare adding to the general consensus that the lone male bird may have died. There is talk of reintroducing eagle chicks back into this landscape as well as a program of habitat restoration which is currently underway and has the possibility of attracting new birds to the valley.

   CANAL TUNNELS - MARSDEN    Marsden sits on the border of the Peak District and Pennines which makes it the perfect place to start a walk. It is also where the Huddersfield Narrow Canal makes its way underground through the UK’s longest, deepest and highest canal tunnel, linking Yorkshire with Manchester. The Standedge tunnel was dug from both ends with the sections finally meeting in 1809 to create the 5,000m long expanse. Boat trips through the tunnel happen regularly but places are limited and times can vary, so it’s best to call ahead.

CANAL TUNNELS - MARSDEN

Marsden sits on the border of the Peak District and Pennines which makes it the perfect place to start a walk. It is also where the Huddersfield Narrow Canal makes its way underground through the UK’s longest, deepest and highest canal tunnel, linking Yorkshire with Manchester. The Standedge tunnel was dug from both ends with the sections finally meeting in 1809 to create the 5,000m long expanse. Boat trips through the tunnel happen regularly but places are limited and times can vary, so it’s best to call ahead.

   RESERVOIR RUNOFF - MARSDEN    Butterley Reservoir sits at the end of a series of reservoirs that continue into the valley beyond. At the end of Butterley Reservoir is the runoff that directs water into the former cloth mills below. The huge steps create a beautiful sight and sound as the water cascades down the slope.

RESERVOIR RUNOFF - MARSDEN

Butterley Reservoir sits at the end of a series of reservoirs that continue into the valley beyond. At the end of Butterley Reservoir is the runoff that directs water into the former cloth mills below. The huge steps create a beautiful sight and sound as the water cascades down the slope.