The Castleshaw Valley

Heritage of Castleshaw Valley

The heritage of Saddleworth's Castleshaw Valley spans thousands of years. From the earliest days of hunter-gatherers, through to the people of today who preserve the heritage and the traditions of the past.

Explore the Castleshaw Valley in these pages. Uncover the secrets in the landscape. Reveal hidden stories about an ancient burial mound, a Roman road, weavers and much more.

Even better, why not take a trip to the Castleshaw Valley and see its heritage with your own eyes? Three heritage trail guides have been developed to help you explore the Valley. The heritage trail guides are suitable for iPods and Smartphones.

Find out more about the trails in this introductory leaflet and download the heritage trails from here.

Castleshaw Trails: Route 1

The Castleshaw Valley has been a focus for people for thousands of years. Who were these people? What were they like? What were they doing here? This video trail will help you to find out. Distance: 2.7km, Allow: 1hr. Produced by Minerva Heritage Ltd: www.minervaheritage.com

Download this file (32.85MB - mp4)

Castleshaw Trails: Route 2

For hundreds of years the woollen trade was the mainstay of the Castleshaw Valley. Find out how wool provided a good living for the people, and how it has left its mark on the landscape and buildings. Distance: 2km, Time: 40mins. Produced by Minerva Heritage Ltd: www.minervaheritage.com

Download this file (49.40MB - mp4)

Castleshaw Trails: Route 3

How and why did people create routes across the Castleshaw Valley? Discover how people changed and shaped the land to create these ways. Distance: 3km, Time: 1hr. Produced by Minerva Heritage Ltd: www.minervaheritage.com

Download this file (36.66MB - mp4)