Changing Lands and Moving People - Castleshaw Valley Heritage Trail 3

How and why did people create routes across the Castleshaw Valley? Discover how people changed and shaped the land to create these ways.

People have negotiated the upper Castleshaw Valley for thousands of years; shaping and crossing it to their advantage. From earliest prehistoric times there is evidence of people moving across the uplands from east to west and back again. From Roman times onwards, routes were being created across the Pennines, indicating the continuing need for movement across the landscape. The quarries and the reservoir demonstrate continued management of upland resources and the exploitation of the environment into modern times.