A photo blog illustrating the beautiful countryside within a walk or short drive of the town of Leek, Staffordshire. The area covered includes the Peak District National Park, Staffordshire Moorlands, Cannock Chase and South-east Cheshire.
Wednesday, 4 May 2011
Dimmings Dale Reflections
My favourite of the day
My Wednesday walk took me to Dimmings Dale near Alton. The valley was a busy industrial site until the mid 19th century. The stream was dammed in several places making lots of pools to power the mill machinery and iron and lead were smelted using coal from the nearby Cheadle coalfield and the wood from the valley sides. By 1850 the industry had gone but the valley was devastated. The local Talbot family replanted the woods and tidied the devastation with the result that, today, it is a very nice valley for a walk.
I decided to concentrate on a few shots of the reflections of the trees in the pools. Hope you like them.